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Stephen Greenberg

Stephen Greenberg has been a rare book librarian in the Washington DC area for over twenty-five years.  Currently, he is Section Head for Rare Books and Early Manuscripts in the History of Medicine at the National Library of Medicine. He earned a PhD in History from Fordham University, and a library degree from Columbia University, where he studied with Terry Belanger.  He has taught the history of the book and related courses at the Catholic University of America, the University of Maryland, and at Rare Book School at the University of Virginia. His particular research interests include pamphlet publication and distribution during the 17th century, the history of medical publishing and bibliography, and the interaction of printing, publishing, and photography from the invention of the medium to the present.

When he’s not philosophizing over the future of the book, Dr. Greenberg is an avid photographer, and currently owns more cameras (digital and traditional) than anyone could reasonably keep track of. He also wonders why, in this age of wonderfully advanced digital publishing and photography, fountain pens and black & white photographic prints can still be so compelling.