Launched last year, Saving Oxford Medicine is an initiative from our friends at the Bodleian Library to survey, catalogue and promote the archives of past and present members of the Medical Sciences Division of Oxford University. You can check out the project blog here.
We have been very excited to read about what the project team is working on. The inter-connectedness of our interests and our collections is immediately apparent – ranging from penicillin research (see the Abraham papers at the Bodleian and the Chain and Heatley papers at the Wellcome) to the life and work of the pharmacologist and physiologist Edith Bülbring (see here for papers at the Bodleian and here for those at the Wellcome).
Supported by the Wellcome Trust’s Research Resources in Medical History grants scheme, a major project to open up the papers of the geneticist Sir Walter Bodmer is now also well underway. We are looking forward to hearing more about this, and other fabulous Oxford medical collections, in the future.
Image: Bodleian Library, Oxford: bird’s eye view with key and coat of arms. Line engraving (Wellcome Library no. 21002i).
Author: Jenny Haynes