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  • Sickle Cell Anemia Centenary


    Today marks the centenary of the publication of this paper, ‘Peculiar elongated and sickle-shaped red blood corpuscles in a case of severe anemia’ in Archives of internal medicine. Written by Dr James B Herrick, the paper reported the “sickle shaped”… Continue reading

  • Hard Science


    “Who are the hardest, bravest men and women in the history of science?” asks Ian Sample on The Guardian‘s Science Blog. The resulting list – and slideshow – make for interesting reading and the nominated scientists feature a number of… Continue reading

  • The father of serology – Arthur Mourant


    Following on from Francis Crick, preparation work for digitisation continues through the enormous quantity of archival material related to the theme of Modern Genetics and its Foundations here at the Wellcome Library, with the personal papers of Jersey born Arthur… Continue reading

  • Papers of P. C. C. Garnham


    What do Edgar Allen Poe, protozoology and breeding rabbits have in common? The answer: Percy Cyril Claude Garnham, a rabbit breeding, Poe reading Professor of Medical Protozoology whose papers are held by the Wellcome Library. Although the majority of Garnham’s… Continue reading

  • The Sausage follows the Flag


    Draw up a list of iconic British foods: menu items that radiate comfort and Britishness to the native and the outsider alike. The chances are that sausages will be somewhere on that list – not, perhaps, as charged with emotional… Continue reading

  • Wellcome Library loans swastikas and squiggles to the Science Museum


    Submarines, tanks, swastikas and squiggles are probably not the first things that come to mind when envisaging the material held in the Wellcome Library, but that’s exactly what is contained within the Melanie Klein and Donald Winncott archives that are… Continue reading

  • Wellcome Trust and “One & Other”


    What do the Wellcome Trust and Antony Gormley have in common? Gormley has long been a supporter of Wellcome Collection, referring to our exhibitions and library as a “laboratory of possibility”. There is a also a characteristic sculpture by Gormley… Continue reading

  • Go ask Alice


    During the final decades of the twentieth century, a leading go-to person for evidence on the deleterious effects of low-dose radiation was Alice Stewart, FRCP (1906-2002), then well past retirement age. Throughout her eighties and well into her nineties she… Continue reading

  • Happy birth [control] day, Marie!


    One of the first collections acquired by the former Contemporary Medical Archives Centre (now subsumed into Archives and Manuscripts) was a mass of papers of Marie Stopes (1882-1958) which had been rejected by the British Museum Reading Room to which… Continue reading

  • Archives and Manuscripts cataloguing – September 2010


    The archives and manuscripts cataloguing highlights from September bring together a rich mix of brand-new cataloguing and expansions of old listings, of twentieth-century material and older, and – for the first time – of paper and born-digital material. Professor Hans… Continue reading