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From the Latin place name, meaning “from Alba”, derived from the Latin word “albus”, meaning “white”. Also the name of a prominent English saint. 62 more words


Newly Christmas

It is the middle of December and time for your monthly update; eight bits of 19th century related news culled from newspapers and magazines all over the world. 221 more words

19th Century

'Twas the Night Before Christmas

“‘Twas the night before Christmas,
When all thro’ the house
Not a creature was stirring,
Not even a mouse;”

These lines begin the famous Christmas poem, …

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NLM’s Unique De Fabrica

By Michael J. North and Laura Hartman

This year we commemorate the 500th anniversary of the birth of Andreas Vesalius (1514–1564) who is best known for changing how we do medical research with his groundbreaking book, … 1,445 more words


Mass Mailings and Junk Shops

Well, I have been having some fun.  The other day, I mailed 5 bubble mailers and 4 envelopes of card happiness.  This was done in two separate trips to the pack and mail because I had run out of bubble mailers.   495 more words