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  • Beauty is as beauty does


    Popular culture is full of ‘beautiful people’, and it seems that people who are considered good-looking are privileged by society in terms of money and status. A recent book, Beauty Pays, uses this as its central argument, however, it is… Continue reading

  • Moving the Wellcome Library to the cloud


    Robert Kiley, Head of Digital Services at the Wellcome Library, explains why the Library is embarking on an exciting new project to prototype a cloud-based digital library platform. If successful, the platform will be made available to other cultural heritage… Continue reading

  • The Pioneer Health Centre and positive health


    A perennial favourite of researchers in the archival collections of the Wellcome Library is the archive of the Pioneer Health Centre, Peckham, including the papers of its founders, George Scott Williamson and Innes Hope Pearse. Now thanks to a couple of recently… Continue reading

  • Spotlight: vanity of vanities, all is vanity


    Jodocus Müller, city apothecary of Dresden, was a prominent and presumably wealthy citizen of that town. In a certificate of 1675 he listed the six pursuits to which he had dedicated his life:  To learn the ‘A. B. C.,’ to… Continue reading

  • Glasgow University Library’s medical heritage


    John Moore, Collections Manager and Librarian for the College of Science and Engineering at Glasgow University Library, reflects on the University of Glasgow’s medical history. Many of the library’s 19th century medical collections will be included in the UK Medical Heritage… Continue reading

  • Thousands of years of visual culture made free through Wellcome Images


    We are delighted to announce that over 100,000 high resolution images including manuscripts, paintings, etchings, early photography and advertisements are now freely available through Wellcome Images. Drawn from our vast historical holdings, the images are being released under the Creative Commons… Continue reading

  • A large flying machine with sails and propellers is travelling over a town

    Flying machines, steam engines and operating theatres


    The Wellcome Library has contributed over 40 images and films to Science and Machines, the new online exhibition from the European Library. The Wellcome’s contribution highlights both medically-related material, such as the film Aseptic operating theatre technique, as well as… Continue reading

  • Arabic manuscripts online – Fihrist launch


    Fihrist, an online catalogue for Islamic manuscripts held at the Bodleian and Cambridge University Library (CUL), was launched on 28 March. Developed by the the OCIMCO (Oxford & Cambridge Islamic Manuscripts Catalogue Online) project, the catalogue uses the TEI/XML schema… Continue reading

  • Wellcome Film now online


    Wellcome Film digital video is now online via the Wellcome Library catalogue. Around 61 titles have recently been uploaded, including Exit polio 1961, Looking Around 1952 (a Wellcome cine magazine), Aseptic operating theatre technique 1933, and War Neuroses 1918. New… Continue reading

  • Eyes Right


    This jaunty 1939 film made by the British Medical Association encourages the audience to use the National Eye Service, an organisation aimed at providing eye testing for people with low incomes. It provides an example of the BMA’s involvement in… Continue reading