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Not by half! UK-MHL project 8 million page milestone

28/08/2015 | Digital Developments

Pathology, surgery, therapeutics, anatomy, public health – these are some of the top subjects that are covered by the UK Medical Heritage Library (UK-MHL) digitisation project. In July the UK-MHL project reached the halfway point, with over 26,000 titles digitised,… Continue reading

B0003353 Drosophila melanogaster - wild type - macro
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Wild type Drosophila melanogaster.
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Michael Ashburner: a career built on flies

26/08/2015 | From the Collections

Michael Ashburner is a pioneer of genomics and bioinformatics who has made the study of the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster his life’s work. The first three sections of the Michael Ashburner archive (Library reference: PP/MIA) are now available to researchers… Continue reading

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Religion and medicine: call for papers

24/08/2015 | Early Medicine

Paper proposals are invited for a conference on ‘Religion and medicine: healing the body and soul from the Middle Ages to the modern day’ that will take place at Birkbeck, University of London, 15–16 July 2016. The conference is convened… Continue reading


Diary of an asylum superintendent

21/08/2015 | From the Collections

The digitised diaries of asylum superintendent Dr James Adam (1834-1908) offer a rare view of life inside a late 19th century mental health asylum for the poor. Adam was praised for his energetic and humane approach to the role at… Continue reading


Changes to the Library login

18/08/2015 | Digital Developments, In the Library

The Wellcome Library, as part of the Wellcome Trust, is changing how you log in to our website. We are asking everyone who wants to log in online to have a username, email address, and password for their account. This… Continue reading


Saving the profession from scandal

17/08/2015 | From the Collections

Professional bodies exist to raise the respectability of their members, but the Society of Trained Masseuses began as a direct response to accusations of scandal and even prostitution. In the summer of 1894 the British Medical Journal (BMJ) launched an alarmist… Continue reading