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21/09/2012

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Small pen drawing in margin of manuscript showing the head of a man with an arrow in the head and blood pouring from the wound. Pen and wash, early 14th century. Wellcome Images L0037332

Small pen drawing in margin of manuscript showing the head of a man with an arrow in the head and blood pouring from the wound.
Pen and wash, early 14th century. Wellcome Images L0037332

Sick City Talks are a new series of podcasts on the history, literature, art and science of medicine in London, devised by Wellcome Trust Public Engagement Fellow, Dr Richard Barnett.

The latest in the series, features Richard in conversation with Dr Elma Brenner, Medieval and Early Modern Specialist in the Wellcome Library.

The podcast features Elma discussing the delights of medieval marginalia, the challenges of digitising early modern printed books, and the surprising conjunction of pigs and lepers in the history of London’s St James’ Park.

See the Sick City website for more information on Richard’s other current projects.

Image: Small pen drawing in margin of manuscript showing the head of a man with an arrow in the head and blood pouring from the wound, 14th century (MS.544)

Ross Macfarlane

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

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