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  • Art, asylums and advocacy: histories of mental health


    With World Mental Health Day coming up on October 10, we’ve decided to dedicate all this week on the Wellcome Library blog to mental health themes. On Tuesday Anna Ostrowska discusses Abandoned Goods, a documentary film about ‘asylum art’, showing… Continue reading

  • The Contact


    For 2013, the theme of UK Disability History Month (22nd November to 22nd December) is: Celebrating our struggle for independent living: no return to institutions or isolation. Such issues were nascent in the early 1960s and surface in a film called… Continue reading

  • World AIDS Day talk: global visions in poster art


    World AIDS Day (1 December) is a good opportunity to revisit the much used and, it seems, well known, collection of AIDS posters in the Wellcome Library, which is now freely available online (search the Library catalogues for access): The collection,… Continue reading

  • Diagnosing diabetes: a wee taste of honey


    On World Diabetes Day (14th November), our attention is often drawn to the rise of the disease today or the 20th-century discovery of insulin as a treatment. However, the earliest reference to diabetes possibly goes back as far as 1500BCE in… Continue reading

  • Be good in bed

    World AIDS Day 2012


    It is World AIDS Day on 1st December, a day that has been marked annually at the Wellcome Library since the digitization of the Library’s international collection of 3000 AIDS posters several years ago. The collection continues to grow as… Continue reading

  • Item of the Month, April 2012: ‘On Indigenous Malaria’


    As today is World Malaria Day, our Item of Month for April focuses on one of the thousands of works the Library holds on the disease.  The term ‘Tropical Disease’ can be a misleading one. Take this image: in the book… Continue reading

  • The Right to Roam


    “I’m a rambler, I’m a rambler from Manchester way I get all my pleasure the hard moorland way I may be a wage slave on Monday But I am a free man on Sunday.” (Ewan MacColl, “The Manchester Rambler”)  … Continue reading

  • Random Edition on BBC Radio 4


    In this week’s episode of BBC Radio 4’s Random Edition, presenter Peter Snow marked the 150th anniversary of the death of Prince Albert. The programme focused on how the Prince Consort’s death was reported in one issue of the London… Continue reading

  • The Statue of Liberty’s sister and S M Burroughs


    As well as our own small anniversary, today is also the 125th anniversary of one of the world’s most famous cultural artefacts, as it was on this day in 1876 that the Statue of Liberty was dedicated. Furthermore, there’s a… Continue reading

  • Happy 3rd Birthday Wellcome Library Blog!

    As we’ve marked our previous birthdays, we thought it would be rather amiss not to mark our third birthday with a post summarising our activities over the last 365 days. The Library Blog still follows the path we set down… Continue reading