Medicine on Screen: Films and Essays from NLM
You are cordially invited to the next NLM History of Medicine lecture, to be held Thursday, February 28, from 2:00pm to 3:00pm in the NLM Lister Hill Auditorium, Building 38A, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD. The event celebrates the launch of Medicine on Screen: Films and Essays from NLM—replacing Medical Movies on the Web which debuted in 2013—expanding NLM’s engagement with researchers from a variety of disciplines who use the medium of film and video to study the human condition.
Medicine on Screen essayist Dr. Oliver Gaycken of the University of Maryland will deliver the first lecture of the 2019 Lecture Series, entitled Fantastic Voyages Through the Historical Audio-Visual Collections at the National Library of Medicine. Dr. Gaycken is the author of Informative Beauty, an essay about the film Anatomical Animation by medical illustrator Frank Armitage.
The NLM holds one of the world’s largest collections of medical films and videos, spanning over a century, numbering nearly 40,000 titles total, and including among them an estimated 8,000 cataloged titles deemed to be historically significant. Many of these titles are rare or unique—with NLM sometimes holding the only surviving copy. More than mere windows onto health and disease, these collections are important artifacts of the times and places in which their creators produced them for a variety of audiences.
Through its curation by these and other researchers—reflecting their own extensive engagements with the collection while encouraging new ones—Medicine on Screen complements NLM Digital Collections and the NLM History of Medicine YouTube playlist to which the Library also adds digitized film titles for public access.
This lecture will be live-streamed globally, and subsequently archived, by NIH VideoCasting:
All are welcome.
Sign language interpretation is provided. Individuals with disabilities who need reasonable accommodation to participate may contact Ken Koyle at 301-827-4599, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or via the Federal Relay (1-800-877-8339).
In addition, we warmly welcome you to visit our blog, “Circulating Now,” where you can learn more about the collections and related programs of the History of Medicine Division of the NLM: https://circulatingnow.nlm.nih
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NLM’s History of Medicine Division
Jeffrey S. Reznick, PhD, Chief
Stephen J. Greenberg, MSLS, PhD
Section Head, Rare Books & Early Manuscripts History of Medicine Division National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health US Department of Health and Human Services Bethesda, MD 20894