Publications

The list of selected staff publications may be searched by keyword or author and can be sorted by year.

"Death Helped Write the Biologics Law." FDA Consumer, 16 (1982): 23–25.

A more popular version of the “Biologics Control Act of 1902” paper.

<em>Images from the History of the Public Health Service.</em> Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1994.

Catalog of a photographic exhibit, which consists of 165 photographs depicting people involved in the work of the
Public Health Service over much of its long history. The organization is thematic: disease control and prevention, biomedical research, pure food and drugs, mental health and drug abuse, health care delivery, and international health.

<em>Smithsonian Visual Timeline of Inventions,</em> editorial team. New York: Dorling Kindersley Publishing Inc., 1994.

A heavily illustrated history of invention and innovation, primarily for children that includes many photographs of objects.

“The Preservation and Disposition of Hazardous Substances and Controlled Drugs in Museum Collections.” Caduceus 7 (1991): pp. 55–62.

What to do with the nasty stuff in your collections—definitions, suggestions, guidelines, resources.

“The Artifactual Legacy of AIDS.” in AIDS and the Historian, edited by Victoria A. Harden and Guenter B. Risse, pp. 142–147. Washington, D.C.: NIH Publication No. 91-1584, 1991.

What to collect to document the history of AIDS.

"Public Health." Academic American Encyclopedia 15:608-609. Danbury, CT: Grolier Inc., 1988.

A general description of the field of public health and its evolution.

"Samuel Clagett Busey," "Charles R. Drew," "George Martin Kober," "George Lloyd Magruder," "Frederick May," "Thomas Miller," "Mary Almera Parsons," "Robert Reyburn," and "George Tully Vaughan." Dictionary of American Medical Biography, edited by Martin Kaufman, et al., 2 vols. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1984.

Biographical sketches of mainly early Washington, D.C. area physicians.

"Public Health Service." in Government Agencies, edited by Donald R. Whitnah , 450–458. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1983.

A short history of the U.S. Public Health Service.

“Biologics Control Act of 1902.” in The Early Years of Federal Food and Drug Control, edited by Glenn Sonnedecker, 8–27. Madison, Wisc.: American Institute of the History of Pharmacy, 1982.

A history of the first federal law regulating the interstate and foreign sale of a specific class of drugs in the United States. Illustrations of objects and trade literature in the NMAH collections.

<em>The Internet as Tool for the Social Construction of Knowledge</em> Farquhar, John, Carrie Kotcho, and Brendan McGinty. The Internet as a Tool for the Social Construction of Knowledge. Proceedings of Selected Research and Development Presentations at the 1996 National Convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology. 18th, Indianapolis, IN: 1996.

An early exploration of how Internet technologies might be used to promote learning through socially-mediated interactions. Identifies potential use of the Web for social networking and learning as well as naming bandwidth as a major factor in the quality of interactions.
Read full report. (PDF, 8 pages)

"Exploring Virtual History at the National Museum of American History," 2002, International Society on Virtual Systems and Multimedia.
<em>Who’s in Charge: Constructed Realities</em>, et al, SITES, Washington, D.C. 1992.
"Washington City Museum," Public Historian, Fall 2004.
<em>Cutting Tool Engineering</em>, "History of Tools" series: "1989-1991: The Development of high-speed Steel", June, 1989; "Bicycle Wheels and Grinding Wheels", August, 1989; "The World’s Most Elegant Lathe", October, 1989; "Evolution of Drilling", February, 1990 ; "Threading Through History", August, 1990; "“The Milling-Machine Revolution", October, 1990; "“Hand Files", February 1991; "Gaging Change", March, 1991.
“J. B. Colt at Chautauqua,” Rittenhouse, vol 2, no 2, February 1988.
"M. Susan Barger and William White, <em>The Daguerreotype Nineteenth-Century Technology and Modern Science</em> and John Wood (edited by), <em>America and the Daguerreotype<em>. Book Review," Technology and Culture, vol 34, no 2, April 1993.
"Lorraine Giordano, <em>Beyond Taylorism</em>, Book Review," Annals of the History of Computing, Vol. 16, No. 4, 1994, pp. 90–91.
"Albert Kingsbury," American National Biography, John Garraty, ed.
"<em>The Working People of Richmond: Life and Labor in an Industrial City, 1865–1920</em>, Valentine Museum, exhibition review," Technology and Culture, vol 33, no 3, July 1992, pp. 564–570.
"<em>Elizabeth Brayer, George Eastman: A Biography</em>. Book Review," Technology and Culture, October, 1998, vol. 39, no. , pp. 784–785.
"Bringing Sweatshops into the Museum," with Harry Rubenstein. In Sweatshops USA, Richard Greenwald and Daniel Bender, eds., Taylor and Francis Books, Inc., New York, 2003
"Industrial Photographs," in At First Sight: Photography and the Smithsonian, Merry Foresta ed., Smithsonian Press, summer 2003.
"Between a Rock and a Hard Place," with Harry Rubenstein. Labor's Heritage, Vol. 9, No. 4, Spring 1998, pp. 4–25.
"Between a Rock and a Hard Place: A History of American Sweatshops, 1820–Present," with Harry Rubenstein.  George Mason University Web Site. July 1998.
“Hillotypes: A Sad Tale of Invention,” Photographic History, Spring 2000, Vol. 24, No. 1, p. 52.

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