Library Insights: New for October

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Two new Insight talks, designed to highlight the breadth of the Library’s collections, are coming up in October: ‘Ancient Medicine: Secrets of the Greeks’ on the 4th at 3pm and ‘Lovesick’ on the 18th at 6pm. Learn about unusual ancient cures for a ‘wandering womb’ or how the broken-hearted were regarded in seventeenth century England.

Our popular Insight sessions give visitors to the Wellcome Library an opportunity to explore the variety of our holdings. These free sessions are thematic in style, last around an hour and offer a chance to learn about our collections.

For further details, please follow the links above to the appropriate pages on the Wellcome Collection website.

Images: Greek women washing. Gouache painting. Library no. 20407   A love sick man taking some of Doctor Hymen’s pills to try and cure himself. Watercolour painting. Library no. 11395

Danny Rees

Danny Rees

Hi, I am Danny Rees, an Engagement Officer for the Wellcome Library, one of my interests is the human face; its physiognomy, expressions and ideas about what constitutes beauty. When not at work I enjoy the Kent countryside and consider radio to be one of the best things in life.

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