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  • Damaging the Body: Changing Models of Alcohol Harm


    The second seminar in the series Damaging the Body: Physical Harm and the Self, 1850 – 2010, will take place in the Wellcome Library this Friday evening.  Details:   Friday 20 April, 6pm Dr James Nicholls (Bath Spa University) It All Adds… Continue reading

  • Big Picture: Addiction


    The latest edition of Big Picture, the Wellcome Trust resource for teachers and students, has just been published. It looks at the topic of ‘Addiction’: analysing the different forms addiction can take and the science used to understand it. There’s… Continue reading

  • Exploring Wellcome Collection: A Social History of Madness in Europe


    What did it mean to suffer mental health problems in the past? How was madness understood and how were patients treated? Drawing on the rich holdings both in the Library and Wellcome Collection, this short course looks at the history… Continue reading

  • Schnaps: public messages about alcohol


    This graph (Wellcome Library no. 689465i) is one of the latest works to enter the Wellcome Library catalogue. Unexciting to look at, perhaps, despite its outlandish subject. It combines two graphs in one: the top half shows new admissions of… Continue reading