History of Medicine
NLM's History of Medicine Division collects, preserves, makes available, and interprets for diverse audiences one of the world's richest collections of historical material related to human health and disease.
Explore Pictures of Nursing, now on display at NLM.
An exhibition presenting a selection of historic postcards from NLM’s Zwerdling postcard collection, spanning a century of nursing imagery.
National Library of Medicine Joins The Commons on Flickr
Find images from the history of medicine held in the public trust, add comments and tags, and check back frequently for new content.
A legendary surgeon, educator, and medical statesman whose 75 year career transformed medical education and national policy.
NLM holds a varied collection of books on medicinal plants and how to use them. Read about some rare early printings of Greek texts.