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L0016294 8 representations of the foetus in the womb.
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8 representations of the foetus in the womb.
Engraving
The midwives book
Jane Sharp
Published: 1671

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Shakespeare’s twins

25/04/2016 | The Researcher’s View

Why was Shakespeare so interested in twins? Did they have a special meaning for his audience? Dr Daisy Garofalo investigates in the second of our Shakespeare themed posts. Shakespeare features twin characters in two of his comedies, The Comedy of… Continue reading

Shakespeare-feat

Shakespeare’s medical world

23/04/2016 | The Researcher’s View

Why should a library that specialises in the history and culture of medicine commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death? Dr Anna Maerker, who provides a Shakespeare and Medicine lecture at the Wellcome Library for acting students, kicks off our… Continue reading

Tree in medieval manuscript.

Spotlight: a medieval tree of knowledge

20/04/2016 | Early Medicine, From the Collections

Like modern-day students, medieval people used diagrams and images to reinforce learning and memorisation. In long and complex philosophical manuscripts, occasionally an image was used to break the monotony of reading. The tree diagram considered here was part of a… Continue reading

L0021548 Cassas, received by an Arab chief in the

Witness to Palmyra: Louis François Cassas

18/04/2016 | From the Collections

The exhibition of a scale model of a destroyed arch from Palmyra in Trafalgar Square, London, from tomorrow (19 April 2016) is the latest episode in a long tradition. That tradition consists of attempts, through the prevailing media of the… Continue reading

M0005648 Saint Blaise's Candles

St Blaise the throat blesser

14/04/2016 | From the Collections

With the opening of the This Is A Voice exhibition in Wellcome Collection, it is timely to take a look at voice-related curiosities within the Wellcome Library. The story of St Blaise offers a good starting point. Like many saints,… Continue reading

L0031412 The Panama Canal: having fled France to escape the results o
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The Panama Canal: having fled France to escape the results of his mismanagement of the canal's financing, Dr Cornelius Herz escapes extradition on the ground that he has a terminal illness, and lives happily in Bournemouth for fifteen years. Watercolour drawing by H.S. Robert, ca. 1897.
1897 By: H.S. RobertPublished: [1897?]

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A great deal of dying in Dr Herz

12/04/2016 | From the Collections

In 1893 a middle-aged American physician lay ‘dying’ in a Bournemouth hotel. Cornelius Herz was wanted by the French authorities to answer charges in connection with the death of a business partner. A warrant for his arrest was even executed… Continue reading

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