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A Mongolian Manual of Astrology and Divination

- February 3, 2015 in astrology, astronomy, buddhism, Curator's Choice, Featured, mongolia, Public Domain

Michael J. North, Head of Rare Books and Early Manuscripts in NLM's History of Medicine Division, takes a look at one the highlights of the Library's Turning the Pages project, a Mongolian manuscript concerned with interpreting the heavens.

Markham’s Masterpiece

- July 1, 2014 in Curator's Choice, Featured, horses, Public Domain, veterinary medicine

Michael J. North, Head of Rare Books and Early Manuscripts in NLM's History of Medicine Division, takes a look at one of the most important books in the history veterinary medicine - a seminal 17th-century work on the care of horses.