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  • V0025910 Three witches: Joan Flower and her two daughters Margaret an
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Three witches: Joan Flower and her two daughters Margaret and Philipa; depicted with a cat, a dog and a bird. Engraving, 1600/1700.
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    Scottish witches ‘fly’ online for Halloween

    31/10/2016

    We’ve recently digitised a 350-year old manuscript. Nothing very unusual in that, but this one is really rather special. MS 3658 is a record of men and women accused of witchcraft in Scotland in 1658, at a time when the… Continue reading

  • B0004622 Intestinal bacteria
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Colour-enhanced image of intestinal bacteria.
The horizontal field width of the sample is 4.8 micrometres.
Transmission electron micrograph
1980 - 2000 Published:  - 

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    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

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    Classifying medieval Islamic titles

    13/06/2016

    The Wellcome Library preserves many historical works from Islamic countries. Often these works have titles that bear no relation to their content, or sometimes works on very different topics have the same or similar titles. Many works on medicine contain… Continue reading

  • M0005382 Portrait of Lady Mary Wortley Montague.
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Portrait of Lady Mary Wortley Montague; from an enamel miniature by Zink in the possession of Charles Colville.
Lithograph
By: Villainafter: A. DeveriaPublished:  - 

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    Lady Montagu and the introduction of inoculation

    25/05/2016

    The British and Irish Women’s Letters database, subscribed to by the Library, includes diaries and letters from approximately 500 women. One of these women is the fascinating and adventurous Lady Mary Wortley Montagu. Lady Mary Montagu was a celebrity in… Continue reading

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    The joys and tribulations of Fanny Burney

    01/04/2016

    Frances Burney was a novelist, born in 1752 in King’s Lynn, Norfolk, to physician and highly regarded musician, scholar, and historian Dr Charles Burney and his first wife Esther Sleepe. Burney was a keen writer from a young age; a… Continue reading

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    An eye-opening week working at Wellcome

    18/03/2016

    Thomasin Summerford shares her experience of a one week placement in our Moving Image and Sound Collection. Arriving through the swing doors of the Wellcome Trust building in Euston Square, one enters a reverie of contemporary glass and steel, the… Continue reading

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    A #twittertakeover of the Library’s twitter account

    19/02/2016

    Shortly before Christmas I was asked to chat to one of our GCSE level work experience students about what the Library Web Team does. My conversation with the student, Toby, revealed his passion for what he’d experienced of the Library… Continue reading

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    New database: British and Irish Women’s Letters and Diaries

    17/02/2016

    The Library has recently subscribed to the online database British and Irish Women’s Letters and Diaries. It includes diaries and letters from approximately 500 women. All of these women have something important to share, and give fascinating perspectives on issues and… Continue reading

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    Libraries can be good for your health

    06/02/2016

    On National Libraries Day (February 6), Andy Wright, the Wellcome/Public Libraries Project Lead tells us about the role of public libraries in supporting health and well-being. I’m currently on the most amazing adventure of a secondment based at the Wellcome… Continue reading

  • C0108488 New Reading Room
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The newly renovated Reading Room, with displays and niches.
Photograph
5/11/2014 Published:  - 

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    Wikimedian in Residence at the Wellcome Library

    22/01/2016

    Incurably curious? Interested in the history of medicine? Know a bit about Wikipedia? Would you like to work with us on a fantastic new project and be our Wikimedian in Residence? Building on our previous projects with Wikimedia UK and… Continue reading