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On behalf of the History of Medicine Division at the National Library of Medicine, I am pleased to invite you to the launch of our new blog, Circulating Now, which is intended to encourage greater exploration and discovery of one of the world's largest and most treasured history of medicine collections.
Circulating Now will bring the NLM's diverse historical collections to life in new and exciting ways for researchers, educators, students, and anyone else who is interested in the history of medicine. Whether you are familiar with NLM's historical collections, or you are discovering them for the first time, Circulating Now will be an exciting and engaging resource to bookmark, share, and discuss with other readers.
Kicking off Circulating Now will be a series of posts that draws on the NLM's historical collections and associated others to reenact in a unique way a tumultuous event in medical and American history which occurred 132 years ago this summer: the assassination of, and attempts to save, our nation's twentieth President, James A. Garfield.
Stephen J. Greenberg, MSLS, PhD Coordinator of Public Services History of Medicine Division National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health Department of Health and Human Services Bethesda, MD