Announcing the Publication of a New Illustrated History of the National Library of Medicine


This week marks the publication of a new illustrated history of the National Library of Medicine. The book appears in the popular Images of America series by Arcadia Publishing, and was arranged through a public-private partnership with that publisher. Simultaneously, the complete book and original versions of the 170+ images, which appear in it in black and white, are archived and freely available in NLM Digital Collections. A hardback version of the book is available from booksellers.

On Thursday, July 13, 2017, beginning at 2:30 pm, the NLM’s History of Medicine Division will be holding a public symposium to mark the publication of Images of America: US National Library of Medicine and its availability via NLM Digital Collections. The program will be a part of the NLM History of Medicine Lecture Series and will take place in Lipsett Amphitheater in Building 10. All are warmly welcome, and if you cannot join us onsite, you can watch the proceedings via NIH Videocasting and participate in them via Twitter by following #NLMHistTalk.

Co-edited by Jeffrey S. Reznick, PhD, and Kenneth M. Koyle, chief and deputy chief of the NLM History of Medicine Division, Images of America: US National Library of Medicine was made possible through the collaborative research, writing, editing, and technical expertise of staff from across the Library, and many colleagues and friends.

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