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Job adverts in the 1920s: Twitter meets LinkedIn

23/05/2016 | From the Collections

In the early 20th century, the Chemist and Druggist included a weekly supplement. Alongside “Businesses Wanted” and “Premises to Let”, the C+D also published “Situations Open” and “Situations Wanted” with opportunities advertised and sought in both retail and wholesale pharmacy… Continue reading

V0011125 A man in bed with vegetables sprouting from all parts of his
Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images
A man in bed with vegetables sprouting from all parts of his body; as a result of taking J. Morison's vegetable pills.
Coloured Lithograph
1831 By: C. J. GrantPublished: 8 May 1831

Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons Attribution only licence CC BY 4.0

Campaigning cookbooks for vegetarians

19/05/2016 | From the Collections

Take a look at the published books in our collection classified under the subject Vegetarian Diet and you might be surprised. A substantial number were published in the second half of the 19th century. The first vegetarian society in the… Continue reading


The Ebola Review Archive Team at Médecins Sans Frontières

13/05/2016 | Events and Visits

Between April and June 2015 I left my job as an archivist at the Wellcome Library for two months to work at Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Brussels as the Team Leader of a specially recruited team of three information… Continue reading

Astrological image from incunabulum.

Incunabula and medicine: a workshop

12/05/2016 | Early Medicine, Events and Visits

On Friday 20 May 2016 the Wellcome Library will host a one-day workshop on incunabula and medicine. This event will reflect broadly on the relationship between the earliest printed books and medicine. Topics will include: medical illustration in incunabula; the… Continue reading


Shakespearean ‘simples’

11/05/2016 | Early Medicine, From the Collections

Dr Richard Aspin searched our 17th century recipe books to find out more about the herbal medicine found in Shakespeare’s plays. This is the last of our series of Shakespeare related blog posts. Locally harvested wild herbs were the foundation… Continue reading


Hoarse remedies

09/05/2016 | From the Collections

If you’ve been inspired by the This Is A Voice exhibition at Wellcome Collection to exercise your voice more than usual, you may be in need of something for a sore throat. Here are some herbal remedies from the past.… Continue reading