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Disability and religion: call for papers

26/09/2016 | Early Medicine, Events and Visits

This three-day conference marks the 10th Anniversary Annual Meeting on ‘Disease, disability and medicine in medieval Europe’. It will be hosted by Swansea University at the National Waterfront Museum, Swansea, 2–4 December 2016. The conference aims to explore the interactions between disability… Continue reading

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History of Pre-Modern Medicine seminar series, 2016–17

23/09/2016 | Early Medicine, Events and Visits

The History of Pre-Modern Medicine seminar series returns this autumn. The 2016–17 series – organised by a group of historians of medicine based at London universities and hosted by the Wellcome Library – will commence with four seminars in the… Continue reading

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William James: radical empiricist

19/09/2016 | The Researcher’s View

For the next in our series on Crick and Consciousness, Dr Emma Sutton contrasts Francis Crick’s materialist science of consciousness with that of 19th century psychologist William James, who developed a much broader understanding of what ‘counts’ as scientific evidence.… Continue reading

L0042295 Francis Crick lecturing in Mainz, Germany, 1969
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Francis Crick lecturing in Mainz, Germany.
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Francis Crick: anti-vitalist crusader

16/09/2016 | The Researcher’s View

In the next in our series about Crick and Consciousness, Dr Christine Aicardi tells us how she came to the conclusion that there may have been one underlying motivation for all of Crick’s research choices across different scientific fields. Although… Continue reading

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Crick on consciousness

14/09/2016 | From the Collections

In the States of Mind exhibition at Wellcome Collection you’ll find a small section dedicated to Francis Crick’s work on the science of consciousness. Since the Library also has Crick’s personal papers, we decided to take a closer look at… Continue reading

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Incunabula and medicine: a report

12/09/2016 | Early Medicine, Events and Visits

On Friday 20 May 2016, the Wellcome Library hosted a workshop (for the programme, see a previous post) that aimed to bring about new discussions on incunabula, the earliest printed books, and medicine. This was the first time that the… Continue reading

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