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  • Anatomical image, 1573.

    The Vesalius Census: the reception history of the ‘Fabrica’ from 1543 to 2016


    The next seminar in the 2016–17 History of Pre-Modern Medicine seminar series takes place on Tuesday 28 February. Speaker: Dr Dániel Margócsy (University of Cambridge) From its very beginnings, Andreas Vesalius’ ‘De humani corporis fabrica’ of 1543, this most fabulous of anatomy atlases,… Continue reading

  • Wound man in 1495 printed book.

    Wound man Part 2: afterlives


    The remarkable manuscript image of the wound man did not die with the medieval medical world that created it, finding a rich afterlife in the Renaissance and beyond. With the adoption of new print technologies in the second half of… Continue reading

  • Wound man image.

    Wound man Part 1: origins


    The ‘wound man’ is an enigmatic and troubling figure from the world of medieval and early modern medical manuscripts.     Staring impassively out of the page, he bears a multitude of graphic wounds. His skin is covered in bleeding… Continue reading

  • Disease woman image

    The ‘disease woman’ of the Wellcome Apocalypse


    By the middle of the 15th century, women’s healthcare had begun to shift from a field dominated by women to one monitored and controlled by men. Following the classical Aristotelian schema, the female body was perceived as biologically inferior, intrinsically… Continue reading

  • 16th century anatomical engraving

    Death, art and anatomy: call for papers


    Paper proposals are invited for a conference on ‘Death, art and anatomy’ that will take place at the University of Winchester, UK, 3–6 June 2016. This interdisciplinary conference will explore the intersections between death, art and anatomy, by bringing together… Continue reading

  • The Morbid Anatomy Anthology


    The ‘Morbid Anatomy Anthology’, is a collection of essays by scholars, artists and writers “working along the intersections of the history of anatomy and medicine, death and the macabre, religion and spectacle”. Carla Valentine from Barts Pathology Museum tells us what… Continue reading

  • Anatomical Archives Available


    The archive of the Anatomical Society has recently been catalogued and is now available to researchers at the Wellcome Library. The collection covers the founding of the society until the 1980s, and includes a range of documents on membership, (SA/ANA/C)… Continue reading

  • Guest Post: Little Ilford School ‘Science Club’


    We recently had the pleasure of sharing our Special Collections with Year 9 students from Little Ilford School in Newham as part of a science club run by Wellcome Collection’s Youth Programme.  Over the next few weeks we will be… Continue reading

  • Object of the Month, August 2011: Human Skeleton and young Rhinoceros


      Of the many joys that accompany a stroll around the Wellcome Library’s stores, an unexpected encounter with a rhinoceros must rank as one of the more novel. The beast in question is Clara, an Indian Rhino who became in… Continue reading

  • ‘Bodysnatchers and Surgeons in Georgian London’


    On Wednesday 30th June at 7.30pm, Head of the Wellcome Library, Dr Simon Chaplin will be giving a talk at Bruce Castle Museum in London entitled, ‘Bodysnatchers and Surgeons in Georgian London’. In his talk, Simon will be exposing the… Continue reading