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  • God’s face in the clouds


    One hundred and eighty years ago, on 31st March 1829, a York tanner and preacher (and occasional artist) named Jonathan Martin was on trial for his life. Some eight weeks previously, on 1st February, Martin had hidden himself in York… Continue reading

  • Happy birthday, Paul Ehrlich!


    Paul Ehrlich (1854-1915) was a leading medical researcher of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries particularly famed for his work in bacteriology and immunology. He won the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1908. He is best remembered for ‘Dr… Continue reading

  • Running aground in Haiti and in cyberspace


    The Wellcome Library has just acquired a monograph by the late Paul C. Appleton, Resurrecting Dr. Moss [1]. It is a biography of a short-lived Dublin-born naval surgeon Edward Lawton Moss (1843-1880), who spent much of his brief career in… Continue reading

  • Sir John McMichael, FRCP, FRCPE, FRS (1904-1993)


    The personal papers of Sir John McMichael are now available to researchers at the Wellcome Library. To find out more about this eminent cardiologist, Wellcome Trustee and director of the British Postgraduate Medical Federation, please see the entry in the… Continue reading