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  • Searching for a solution


    Chemist and Druggist is a trade journal for pharmacists but the variety of its content and the abundance of images and advertising from 1859 through to 2010 give it a far wider appeal. This is probably why Chemist and Druggist… Continue reading

  • Hoping for prosperity in the New Year


    One hundred years ago, on 1 January 1916, the Chemist and Druggist trade magazine presented the annual opportunity for manufacturers, wholesalers and importers to woo their retail pharmacist customers with new year greetings. Browse through the New Year’s issue and… Continue reading

  • Chemical Christmas greetings


    Dip into the recently digitised issues of the Chemist & Druggist journal and you will find some colourful examples of pharmaceutical advertising – especially at Christmas. Medical suppliers frequently used the pages of this trade magazine to promote their wares.… Continue reading

  • Trench Journals and Unit Magazines of the First World War


    The Library has recently subscribed to the database Trench Journals and Unit Magazines of the First World War – an incredibly valuable resource revealing the unique culture that developed in the trenches. Of particular relevance to the Library collections are… Continue reading

  • Finding full-text articles just got easier!


    If you’re interested in finding full-text online journal articles for your research, we have a new search function in the Library catalogue. It allows you to search across more of our e-journals simultaneously than ever before. When searching the catalogue… 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

  • Discovering fairies in the Library…


    A chilling tale resides in an 1895 issue of the journal Folklore, in which a woman in Ireland, Bridget Cleary, was tortured and burnt to death by her husband trying to drive out the fairy he believed had replaced her.… Continue reading

  • This pendant world


    Is there life on other planets, and will we ever discover another world with a biodiversity as rich as that found on Earth? NASA’s Curiosity Rover, which last month sent back its first pictures from Mars, is another step in the attempt to answer… Continue reading

  • New on the shelves: Strange Attractor


    The latest edition of the anthology series Strange Attractor, has now joined copies of the previous three volumes on the shelves of the Wellcome Library. All four editions feature essays on a number of historical, cultural and esoteric themes. The… Continue reading

  • Medical Spectators


    On this day in 1711, the first issue of The Spectator was published [1]. Initially written by Richard Steele and Joseph Addison – though both Alexander Pope and Jonathan Swift contributed to later volumes – it ran every day except… Continue reading