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  • Hygieia’s Handmaids: women health and healing


    On International Women’s Day (8 March) we’re looking back to a Wellcome exhibition called Hygieia’s Handmaids: women health and healing. The catalogue for the exhibition, which has been digitised and is available online,  makes a useful resource for the history of… Continue reading

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    Forensics: the anatomy of crime


    Fancy solving a crime? Enter the macabre world of forensic pathology from today with the opening of Forensics: the anatomy of crime in Wellcome Collection’s newly refurbished Gallery 1. Arguably one of the most intriguing items from the Wellcome Library on display in this fascinating exhibition are the… Continue reading

  • A Cancer Landscape: a powerful new exhibition in Brighton


    Margaret Felton from Sussex Community NHS Trust reflects on the emotional impact of an upcoming exhibition at the Brighton Science Festival. It was not until I heard artist and cancer patient Michele Angelo Petrone (1963-2007) talk about and show the… Continue reading

  • A commemoration of Armistice Day


    As we commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, an exhibition catalogue in the Library’s collections takes us back to 1968 and the 50th anniversary of Armistice Day: the official end of the War on 11… Continue reading

  • Intimate Worlds: exhibiting erotica from Henry Wellcome’s collection


    Sexual objects collected by Henry Wellcome are currently on display at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Exeter. The exhibition Intimate Worlds: exploring sexuality through the Sir Henry Wellcome collection opened at the beginning of April and runs for one… Continue reading

  • Happy Valentine’s Day


    It’s amazing what you can find in a history of medicine library: The Valentine’s Day card, probably from the 1920s, doesn’t hold back on the ‘hearts and flowers’ (and cherubs) when it’s opened: This and several other Valantine’s Day cards… Continue reading

  • Daumier’s Flâneur: an appropriated man


    The cover of the September 2013 Apollo magazine might have aroused a semi-conscious flicker of déjà vu in some visitors to the Wellcome Library. It reproduced a painting by the Scottish-born painter Peter Doig. The painting, called Metropolitain, is one… Continue reading

  • Focusing on history in Hong Kong


    A revelation awaits visitors to the Hong Kong Maritime Museum: the current exhibition Through the Lens of John Thomson: Hong Kong and Coastal China (1868-1872). The exhibition shows large photographic prints of Hong Kong and mainland China in 1868-1872, made… Continue reading

  • Tuberculosis: A Short History – a new exhibition


    Tuberculosis (TB) has long been regarded as a major danger to public health, and is now widely seen as a disease that is not only endemic across the world, but also one that has developed new strains that threaten to… 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