The Wonders of DDT and more! Digital Collections from NLM

Want to view a 1945 US Naval training film starring Gene Kelly suffering from “combat fatigue irritability”?

Or how about a 1944 film about the wonders of DDT?

Or how about virtually paging through the 1873 text of  “Cholera in Cincinnati”?

On September 27, 2010, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) launched a new free digital repository, Digital Collections, which is complementary to the PubMed Central digital archive of electronic journal articles. The repository currently provides rich search, browse and retrieval of monographs and films from the NLM History of Medicine Division. Additional content and other format types will be added over time. Users can perform full text and keyword searching within each collection or across the entire repository.

All the content in Digital Collections is in the public domain and freely available worldwide. Digital Collections provides unique access to NLM’s rich, historical resources.

Take a look for yourself: Digital Collections is available at

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