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  • 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

  • The discovery of insulin


    Today marks the 90th anniversary of the first time insulin was used on a human patient. A brief summary of this event runs as follows: the insulin was injected into a 14-year old diabetic, Leonard Thompson, at Toronto General Hospital.… Continue reading

  • Cataloguing the Himsworth collection


    Newly available in the Archives and Manuscripts collection: the papers of Sir Harold Himsworth (1905-1993) The personal papers of Sir Harold Himsworth reflect the great diversity of interests that the scientist had during his lifetime. Included within the collection are… Continue reading

  • Wellcome Film at Learning on Screen


    The Wellcome Film project was showcased at the 2009 Learning on Screen Conference, hosted by the Wellcome Library and run by the BUFVC on 7-8 April. Held in the Auditorium of the Wellcome Collection building on 183 Euston Road, London,… Continue reading