The WASHINGTON RARE BOOK GROUP invites you to join us for
a guided tour of the National Library of Medicine (NLM).
Friday, November 30th, 2018: 11a.m. to 12:30p.m.
We will meet Dr. Stephen Greenberg at the Medical Center metro stop on the Red Line at 11a.m. where he will help us get through security and into the Library.
**Please scroll to the bottom to RSVP by November 19th**
For the final WRBG event of 2018, we welcome you to join us on a tour of the National Library of Medicine, led by Dr. Stephen Greenberg, Head of the Rare Books and Early Manuscripts Program.
About Stephen J. Greenberg, MSLS, PhD
Stephen Greenberg has been a rare book librarian in the Washington DC area for over twenty-five years. Currently, he is Section Head for Rare Books and Early Manuscripts in the History of Medicine at the National Library of Medicine. He earned a PhD in History from Fordham University, and a library degree from Columbia University, where he studied with Terry Belanger. He has taught the history of the book and related courses at the Catholic University of America, the University of Maryland, and at Rare Book School at the University of Virginia. His particular research interests include pamphlet publication and distribution during the 17th century, the history of medical publishing and bibliography, and the interaction of printing, publishing, and photography from the invention of the medium to the present.
About the Collections
The NLM historical collection of more than 600,000 printed works includes pre-1914 books and serials, thousands of pamphlets and dissertations, and pre-1871 journals. Material in the collection covers every area of the history of medicine and the health sciences in the United States and Europe, and substantial collections of Latin American and Asian publications. The journal collection includes bound and unbound medical journals dating from the 17th century through 1870. Additionally NLM holds over 300 Persian, Arabic, and Turkish manuscripts, dating from 1094 and a collection of Western manuscripts from the 13th to the 17th century.
Even though there is no cost for this event, for security purposes, members must RSVP below or to William E. Baxter (email@example.com) by November 19th so that we can provide a list of names to security. You MUST bring a valid ID with you to get through security (Driver’s license is perfect).
**Following the tour, we will head over to the cafeteria for lunch, all are welcome to join.**
Directions to NLM:
Please note: visitor parking is very limited at NIH. Visitors are encouraged to use public transportation such as the Metrorail subway system which has a convenient stop (Medical Center on the Red Line) on the NIH campus.
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Jackie Coleburn, Treasurer
Washington Rare Book Group
PO Box 1387
Washington, DC 20013
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