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  • Sterilization and murder of psychiatric patients 1934-1945


    The Prinzhorn Collection in Heidelberg has opened a small exhibition of “Pictures of a forced sterilization” which were acquired in 2008. They are a series of pictures by Wilhelm Werner (1898-1940) who lived from 1919 in the asylum at Werneck… Continue reading

  • Our identity at our fingertips?


    Here’s a challenge to mark the opening of the new Wellcome Collection exhibition Identity: Eight rooms, nine lives. What can you deduce from these handprints about the identities of their authors? If you need to brush up your palm-reading skills,… Continue reading

  • Glamour’s Golden Age


    BBC4’s new documentary series, Glamour’s Golden Age, may not initially sound a project with direct connections to the Wellcome Library, but the first episode ‘The Luxe Experience‘ (which was broadcast 19th October) not only alluded to one of our collections,… Continue reading

  • Professor R A Soloway


    We in Archives and Manuscripts were saddened to learn this week of the death of Professor Richard Allen Soloway, Eugen Merzbacher Distinguished Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a longstanding reader in our holdings.… Continue reading