This year marks the 175th anniversary of the National Library of Medicine (NLM). The NLM bills itself as the "World's Largest Medical Library," and it's no exaggeration. But you don't have to visit the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, to get a taste of their collections.
The NLM collects and maintains a wide variety of historic material related to health and disease from not only the United States, but from all over the world. It also houses material related to individuals and medical institutions from Chicago's past. The NLM's digital collections include rare books and manuscripts, images, and audiovisual items that are easily searchable.
The National Library of Medicine's historical digital collections can be found here:
Have you found material in the NLM's digital collections that might be of interest to a CAMA institution? Let them know! We always appreciate the opportunity to point our researchers in the right direction.