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The language of mental health

03/12/2016 | From the Collections

For the next in our series about the Asylum and Beyond, Lalita Kaplish examines her reaction to reading a 19th century book about mental illness and disorders. George Shuttleworth was a psychiatrist and an asylum superintendent at the Royal Albert… Continue reading

M0013879 Jean-Martin Charcot demonstrating hysteria in a patient
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Jean-Martin Charcot demonstrating hysteria in a patient at the Salpetriere. Lithograph after P.A.A. Brouillet, 1887.
1887 By: Pierre André A. BrouilletPublished:  - 

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An hysterical diagnosis

01/12/2016 | From the Collections, The Researcher’s View

What did it mean for a woman to be diagnosed with hysteria? In the second of our blog series on the ‘asylum and beyond‘, Charlotte Whittingham examines patient records from the asylum to find out. A 1916 casebook from St… Continue reading

V0013783 The "Crystal Palace" from the Great Exhibition, installed at
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The "Crystal Palace" from the Great Exhibition, installed at Sydenham: sculptures of prehistoric creatures in the foreground. Coloured photomechanical print, later than 1854?.
after: George Baxter and Joseph Paxton and Isambard Kingdom Brunel and Benjamin Waterhouse HawkinsPublished:  - 

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Fire at the Crystal Palace: the end of an era

30/11/2016 | From the Collections

Eighty years ago, on 30 November 1936, a huge fire lit up the night sky over London. The Crystal Palace in South London had caught fire and as the colossal structure blazed, Londoners had a preview of what many would… Continue reading

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Notions of asylum and beyond

25/11/2016 | From the Collections

We’ve invited Mike Jay, curator of the exhibition ‘Bedlam: the asylum and beyond’, to take over the Library Blog as guest editor for a series of blog posts inspired by the notion of ‘asylum’ and our own digitised mental health… Continue reading

V0001645 Sir Francis Drake. Line engraving by T. de Leu after J. Rabe
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Sir Francis Drake. Line engraving by T. de Leu after J. Rabel.
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A shield for espionage: Thomas de Leu’s portrait of Sir Francis Drake

21/11/2016 | From the Collections

The iconography of Sir Francis Drake is rich and complex (Sugden and Turner). His many portraits arise from his fame as a circumnavigator, as admiral in Queen Elizabeth I’s navy, as English hero in the battle against the Spanish Armada,… Continue reading

Image from Apocalypse manuscript.

The Apocalypse arrives in America!

17/11/2016 | Early Medicine, From the Collections

The Wellcome Apocalypse (MS. 49) is currently on loan to the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland, and features in their latest exhibition, ‘A feast for the senses: art and experience in medieval Europe’. The Apocalypse is a beautiful, richly… Continue reading

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