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New and Notable—National Museum of American History Library

Here are some of the newest additions to the National Museum of American History Library.


Early FM radio: incremental technology in twentieth-century America. Gary L. Frost. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010.

Contents: AM and FM radio before 1920 — Congestion and frequency-modulation research, 1913-1933 — RCA, Armstrong, and the acceleration of FM research, 1926-1933 — The serendipitous discovery of static less radio, 1915-1935 — FM pioneers, RCA, and the reshaping of wideband FM radio, 1935-1940.

Subject: Radio frequency modulation — Transmitters and transmission — History. TK6547 .F76 2010


A century of Indian. Ed Youngblood. MBI Pub. Co., c2001.

Subject: Indian Motorcycle Company — History. Hendee Manufacturing Co. — History. Indian motorcycle — History. Indian motorcycle — Collectors and collecting — Catalogs. TL448.I5 Y68 2001 NMAH TRANSPORTATION/MARITIME


The making of modern medicine: turning points in the treatment of disease. Michael Bliss. University of Chicago Press, c2011.

Summary: Originating in the prestigious Joanne Goodman Lecture Series, this book explores the foundations of medicine through three case studies that elucidate turning points in the evolution of health care.

Subject: Medicine — Western countries — History — 19th century. Medicine — Western countries — History — 20th century. Medical innovations — Western countries — History — 19th century. Medical innovations — Western countries — History — 20th century. Smallpox vaccine — History. Insulin — History. Medical education — Western countries — History — 19th century. Medical education — Western countries — History — 20th century. R149 .B55 2011 NMAH MEDICINE & SCIENCE


The Bentons: how an American father and son changed the printing industry. Patricia A. Cost. RIT Cary Graphic Arts Press, c2011.

Subject: Benton, Linn Boyd, 1844-1932. Benton, Morris Fuller. American Type Founders Company — History. Type designers — United States — Biography. Type and type-founding — United States — History. Z250.A2 C76 2011 NMAH GRAPHIC ARTS

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