This web site, Awendan, is about creativity in the arts. Most of the articles featured here are a direct reflection on painting, theater, or literature. This article takes a slightly different view of that creativity. We will take a look at how these creative talents are used in medicine to inform and educate the uninformed.There is a library, National Library of Medicine, full of great literature, images, and motion pictures about medicine that provides information on a wide variety of subjects and in a variety of languages. This library is the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the information is housed in their Digital Collections, which is available for free. The Collections cover such subjects as ‘Medicine in the Americas, 1610-1920′, ‘Cholera Online, 1817 to 1900′, World War 1, 1914-1918′, ‘Tropical Disease Motion Pictures, and ‘The Public Health Film Goes to War’. There are over 12,000 items in these collections.
Also, these items are available in many languages; most are in English; however they do include Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Latin and even one in Ancient Greek.If you are interested in Therapeutic Oils then you need to take a look at “Viaticus” by Constantine, the African. The publication date is between 1200-1299. However, before you do you will probably have to learn Latin.
The web site offers a large variety of information both historical and current that can be and is valuable to anyone that wants to visit the National Library of Medicine.
Digital Collections is the National Library of Medicine’s free online archive of biomedical books and videos. All of the content in Digital Collections is freely available worldwide and, unless otherwise indicated, in the public domain. Digital Collections provides unique access to NLM’s rich, historical resources.