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Wednesday, 8th October 2014

The National Library of Medicine Joins Flickr Commons

By Africa S. Hands

From Flickr blog:

We are excited to welcome the The National Library of Medicine (NLM), the world’s largest biomedical library, to The Commons.

NLM’s History of Medicine Division collects, preserves, makes available, and interprets one of the world’s richest collections of historical material related to human health and disease for diverse audiences. Holdings include pre-1914 books, pre-1871 journals, archives and modern manuscripts, medieval and Islamic manuscripts, a collection of printed books, manuscripts, and visual material in Japanese, Chinese, and Korean; historical prints, photographs, films, and videos; pamphlets, dissertations, theses, college catalogs, and government documents.

The first seven health related albums uploaded by the National Library of Medicine include Selection from the Book Hidden Treasure, as well as selections of Posters, other Prints and Photographs.

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