News from the NLM History of Medicine Division

Greetings from the National Library of Medicine’s History of Medicine Division!

Two recent news items involving the division will be of interest, if they have not already crossed your screen:

This Thursday, February 27, marks the first of NLM’s 2020 History Talks, featuring Katrin Schultheiss, PhD, of The George Washington University speaking on The Girl in the Lion Cage: Regulating Hypnotism in Nineteenth Century France. Read an interview with Dr. Schultheiss on our blog Circulating Now, join us onsite at NLM beginning at 2pm ET in the NLM Lister Hill Auditorium, or online via global livestream. All are welcome to all of NLM’s (free!) History Talks! And follow us on Twitter #NLMHistTalks


  • While plans for extensive renovation of the NLM physical space develop as part of its 2017-2027 strategic plan, the NLM History of Medicine Division remains committed to providing access to original collection materials as needed by scholars. No gaps in service are anticipated at this time. However, it is always a good idea to contact us in advance of any visit, by email at NLM Customer Support  or by phone at (301) 402-8878.
  • Are you undertaking historical research in NLM’s collections? Would you like to share your research with the world? We warmly invite you to guest blog for the NLM History of Medicine Blog Circulating Now! Featured in the Washington Post, Circulating Now circulates widely, reaching more than 5,000 direct subscribers and 344,000 followers as part of the official NLM social media network. If you would like to guest blog for us-writing about your research in our collections-please send an email proposing your topic to Beth Mullen, managing editor, at If you do not already subscribe to Circulating Now, we warmly welcome you doing so-just look for the “Follow us via email” box on the right-side of the Circulating Now homepage.
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