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Lalita Kaplish

Lalita Kaplish is Web Editor at the Wellcome Library. You can also find her on LinkedIn and Twitter @LalitaKaplish.

  • Where is the survivor archive?

    15/12/2016

    Patients, ‘service users’, survivors? How do people living with mental illness see themselves? In the last of our series the Asylum and Beyond, Sarah Chaney looks for their voices in the historical record. In the March 1894 issue of the… Continue reading

  • Using creativity to bridge the mental health divide

    13/12/2016

    For the seventh in our series on the Asylum and Beyond, Victoria Tischler considers creativity as a way to share experiences of mental illness. I’ve been thinking about the line between those living with mental health problems and without. As… Continue reading

  • The language of mental health

    03/12/2016

    For the next in our series about the Asylum and Beyond, Lalita Kaplish examines her reaction to reading a 19th century book about mental illness and disorders. George Shuttleworth was a psychiatrist and an asylum superintendent at the Royal Albert… Continue reading

  • Meet the digital data dabblers

    01/11/2016

    What happens if you put a bunch of data wranglers and a group of historians together in a room with a load of digital data for a week? This is one of the questions we hope to answer during Wellcome Data… Continue reading

  • Digital libraries: going with the workflow

    29/10/2016

    How do you digitise an entire library? I’ve been asking members of our Digitisation team to tell me about their part in the digitisation process. Name: Rioghnach Ahern What is your job title? Digital Ingest Coordinator And what does that… Continue reading

  • Purses and foldouts – unexpected challenges of digitisation

    27/10/2016

    How do you digitise an entire library? I’ve been asking members of our Digital Production team to tell me about their part in the digitisation process. Name: Deborah Leem What is your job title? Digital Support Team Manager How many… Continue reading

  • Dr Oliver Wrong: a salt and water physician

    11/10/2016

    Dr Oliver Wrong, best known as an academic and clinical nephrologist, was a salt and water physician. Meaning that he was mostly interested in what simple substances (such as water, potassium, sodium, and magnesium) could reveal about life – which… Continue reading

  • Crick on consciousness

    14/09/2016

    In the States of Mind exhibition at Wellcome Collection you’ll find a small section dedicated to Francis Crick’s work on the science of consciousness. Since the Library also has Crick’s personal papers, we decided to take a closer look at… Continue reading

  • Refugees in Turkey (again)

    20/06/2016

    With reports of 2.5 million Syrian refugees now encamped in Turkey, this 19th century print of refugees in Constantinople (Istanbul) shows that massed refugees in that part of the world are not a new phenomenon. The image, part of an… Continue reading

  • How the fate of the rhino is tied to medicine

    05/06/2016

    The theme of World Environment Day 2016 is the illegal wildlife trade. All five of the world’s species of rhinoceros have been brought to the edge of extinction thanks in part to a lucrative international trade in exotic animals and… Continue reading