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Resources from the National Library of Medicine: Digital Exhibits

NLM Digital Exhibits

The Library of Medicine produces a number of online exhibits of images, text, videos, etc.  on a wide variety of topics. Many exhibits include lesson plans.

Explore NLM Digital exhibits.

NLM Digital Exhibit: Pick Your Poison

Mind-altering drugs have been used throughout the history of America. While some remain socially acceptable, others are outlawed because of their toxic, and intoxicating, characteristics. These classifications have shifted at different times in history, and will continue to change. 

This exhibit explores the cultural rise and fall of five substances (tobacco, opium, marijuana, cocaine, and alcohol).  Go to the exhibit


NLM Digital Exhibit: For All the People, A Century of Citizen Action in Healthcare Reform

Health care reform has been a contentious political issue in the United States for more than a hundred years.

Link to the exhibit.