Blog

Wellcome Library

Show Navigation

Most recent

Henry Wellcome: pioneer in aerial photography

15/03/2017 | From the Collections

It’s a little known fact that Sir Henry Wellcome was something of a pioneer in aerial photography. Wellcome first visited Sudan in 1900, to establish what became the Wellcome Tropical Research Laboratories in Khartoum. Once the laboratories were established, he… Continue reading

Woodcut of black hellebore plant.

Rediscovering the gut-mind connection

09/03/2017 | Early Medicine

The gut-mind relationship is currently undergoing a renaissance. In the past decade, biomedical science has been drawing increasingly compelling links between mental health and the gastrointestinal tract. Conditions such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome are being linked to mental illness, and… Continue reading

Anatomical image, 1573.

The Vesalius Census: the reception history of the ‘Fabrica’ from 1543 to 2016

22/02/2017 | Early Medicine, Events and Visits

The next seminar in the 2016–17 History of Pre-Modern Medicine seminar series takes place on Tuesday 28 February. Speaker: Dr Dániel Margócsy (University of Cambridge) From its very beginnings, Andreas Vesalius’ ‘De humani corporis fabrica’ of 1543, this most fabulous of anatomy atlases,… Continue reading

Medieval herbal showing plants.

A medieval medical bestseller: the ‘Circa instans’

20/02/2017 | Early Medicine, From the Collections

Pharmacy was one of the pillars of medical therapy during antiquity and the Middle Ages. Medicaments were derived from the natural world (plants, minerals and animals), and resulted from the combination of different substances, each with specific properties and therapeutic… Continue reading

Early modern Ottoman spaces and sites of medical healing and learning

26/01/2017 | Early Medicine, Events and Visits

The next seminar in the 2016–17 History of Pre-Modern Medicine seminar series takes place on Tuesday 31 January. Speaker: Professor Miri Shefer-Mossensohn (Tel-Aviv University) Early modern Ottoman spaces and sites of medical healing and learning Abstract: This lecture analyses the sites and… Continue reading

The history of genetics research in Edinburgh

23/01/2017 | The Researcher’s View

As the archivist on the University of Edinburgh’s Wellcome Trust-funded ‘Towards Dolly’ project, I catalogued a variety of genetics collections but rarely got the chance to delve into them from a research perspective. Over four years on the project I… Continue reading

Tags