New resource trial – The Cult of the Body

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The Wellcome Library has set up a trial for a new online database, The Cult of the Body: Sports and Physical Culture in Russia 1891-1919, which can be accessed via the Library catalogue.

The database provides access to the wealth of information contained in the sporting periodicals that sprung up in Tsarist and Soviet Russia as activities as diverse as body building and football, bicycling and mountaineering, and car racing and wrestling were enthusiastically adopted by the fast industrialising nation.

The trial runs until 14 October and we would appreciate any feedback about this resource, so please take a look and let us know what you think. A link to the feedback form can be found on the catalogue record.


Chris Hassan is Medical Humanities Development Officer at the Wellcome Library.

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