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Medieval manuscripts today: enhancing the Wellcome Library’s catalogue

27/07/2015 | Early Medicine, From the Collections

The Wellcome Library houses some 300 manuscripts produced in the Middle Ages – that is, between about 400 and 1500 AD. What these manuscripts have in common is that they all, somehow, relate to medicine and health during this period… Continue reading


Early examples of clinical photography

25/07/2015 | From the Collections

Wellcome Images has acquired a collection of Victorian (Circa 1880) clinical photographs from University Hospitals Bristol. They were collected within a surgeon’s scrapbook and provide an important historical record of such practices at that time. Before the profession of clinical… Continue reading


Champion of humane childcare

23/07/2015 | Digital Developments, From the Collections

Robina Addis’s pioneering work in child guidance and mental health puts her at the forefront of psychiatric social work in Britain in the interwar years and beyond. The Robina Addis papers are now available online as part of the Library’s… Continue reading


From the stacks to the screen

21/07/2015 | Digital Developments

What happens when you turn the library catalogue inside out, exposing decades of catalogue descriptions, system metadata and images from our collections? What if a catalogue record, or an item in the collection, knew it was being talked about elsewhere on… Continue reading


The Julie Dorrington Award for Outstanding Clinical Photography

17/07/2015 | In the Library

We are introducing a new award for clinical photography as part of the 2016 Wellcome Image Awards. The Julie Dorrington Award for Outstanding Clinical Photography is named in honour of one of the founding members of our clinical collection. Julie… Continue reading


Trench Journals and Unit Magazines of the First World War

15/07/2015 | In the Library

The Library has recently subscribed to the database Trench Journals and Unit Magazines of the First World War – an incredibly valuable resource revealing the unique culture that developed in the trenches. Of particular relevance to the Library collections are… Continue reading