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  • We’re digitising 25,000 19th-century medical books!


    At the end of last year we started a three-year project with Internet Archive to digitise some of our 19th-century medical books. The first fruits of this are now online as part of Internet Archive’s Medical Heritage Library collection, building… Continue reading

  • Fast food and football rivalry


    On Sunday 16 March, not too far from the Wellcome Library’s location in North London, rival football clubs Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal face each other in what local fans know as “the North London Derby”. What links this to the… Continue reading

  • Evolving images of Darwinism


    An old favourite from the Library collections, The Evolution of Household Articles has been digitised. We’ve used some of its quirky images on the blog before, and now it’s available for everyone to enjoy, in glorious detail, in our player.… Continue reading

  • Open sourcing the library


    What does it feel like to interact with a digital version of a book? How can we replicate the experience of working with physical collections – on the web? What features will enhance a researcher’s experience of using digital collections?… Continue reading

  • Chemist and Druggist is going digital


    We’ve begun work digitising the back issues of one of our most popular journals, Chemist and Druggist. On completion this summer, the digitised journals will be freely available for users worldwide via the Library website and catalogues, as well as the… Continue reading

  • John Simon: London’s first medical officer of health


    As the largest city in the world, 19th century London had become also one of the filthiest: as the population grew, so too did its slums, sewage problems and, inevitably infections. By 1848, the stench and bacteria spreading filth was… Continue reading

  • Cleaning up the ice cream triangle


    During the early 20th century the Medical Officers of Health (MOH) for the Metropolitan Borough of Finsbury made a concerted effort to reduce the risk of illness from contaminated ice cream. Dr George Newman was the MOH for the area and the… Continue reading

  • Digitisation

    More Digitisation Open Days at the Wellcome Library


    Would you like to learn more about digitisation at the Wellcome Library? The Wellcome Library presents another round of Digitisation Open Days for anyone who may be about to embark on a digitisation project, is already engaged in one, or… Continue reading

  • Taking ‘London’s Pulse’


    We are pleased to announce the launch of London’s Pulse: Medical Officer of Health reports 1848-1972, a free online resource for the history of public health. This new website brings together more than 5500 annual reports covering the City of… Continue reading

  • Full-text searching now available in the Library catalogue


    The Wellcome Library has introduced full text searching for a proportion of our digitised items. You can now search inside the items themselves, in addition to searching across information about the items. Why have we done this? Simply because you’re… Continue reading