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When the Wellcome Library appears in the national press, its usually in relation to our collections – not our furnishings.

However, Saturday’s edition of The Guardian – in their series on ‘Writers’ Rooms’ – contained a endorsement of the Wellcome Library’s chairs from the writer Sebastian Faulks:

“The chair I got via the Wellcome Trust; it’s the same as those in their library and very good for someone with a chronically painful back”.

Sebastian’s connection with the Library stemmed from research carried out here on 19th century psychiatry for his novel Human Traces (2005). He would later contribute a Foreword to Cures and Curiosities: Inside the Wellcome Library (2007), an introduction to our collections.

Ross Macfarlane

Ross Macfarlane is the Research Engagement Officer at the Wellcome Library.

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