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They’ve got WHAT? Historical Collections at the National Library of Medicine

September 11, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Sunday, September 11th at 11:00am

Speaker Dr. Stephen Greenberg, National Library of Medicine

Included with Admission




The National Library of Medicine is the world’s largest biomedical library with a collection of over twelve million books, journals, manuscripts, audiovisuals, and other forms of medical information. The collection includes material from the eleventh century to the present, and stands amongst the richest of any institution in the world. This illustrated presentation will introduce these vast collections to the audience, including how NLM was able to assist the Jewish Museum of Maryland in mounting its current exhibition, Beyond Chicken Soup: Jews and Medicine in America.


Greenberg2016Stephen J. Greenberg received his doctorate in Early Modern History from Fordham University with a dissertation on early printing and publishing. After teaching for several years, he returned to school and earned his library degree from Columbia University, specializing in Rare Books and Archival Management.  Since 1992, he has worked in the History of Medicine Division at the National Library of Medicine, where he is currently Coordinator of Public Services. He is also an adjunct professor at the Catholic University of America and the University of Maryland (College Park), where he lectures on the history of authorship, printing, and publishing.


September 11, 2016
11:00 am - 12:30 pm