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  • Anatomy of a Dictionary

    15/04/2009

    So far, 2009 has been very much a year of anniversaries. Already we’ve had the 250th anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns; events to mark the 500th anniversary of Henry VIII acceding to the English throne are now underway… Continue reading

  • Commemorating the Pioneer Health Centre Peckham

    26/03/2009

    Today the Peckham Society hosted the unveiling of an English Heritage Blue Plaque on the site of the house at 142 Queen’s Road Peckham in which Drs Innes Pearse and George Scott Williamson set up the first phase of the… Continue reading

  • The Patterson Challenge – Completed!

    11/02/2009

    We recently brought you news on ‘The Patterson Challenge’ – a proposed 20 mile walk across London, which would follow in the footsteps of James Patterson, a Victorian tourist, who had recorded his perambulations in a diary now in the… Continue reading

  • The last Frost Fair

    05/02/2009

    As London reels under its worst “snow event” for 18 years, we’re bombarded with archive footage of previous worst winters: 1947 and 1962/3 in particular. The most marvellous of London’s winter events, however, last happened nearly 200 years ago: the… Continue reading

  • The Patterson Challenge

    12/01/2009

    Inspired by one of our manuscripts, readers of Londonist are attempting a 20 mile walk across London to track how the city has changed over the last 150 years. They’re following in the footsteps of James Patterson, a master at… Continue reading

  • Medical London: City of Diseases, City of Cures

    10/11/2008

    Monday 10 November sees the publication of Medical London: City of Diseases, City of Cures, a work which charts the many roles that diseases, treatments and cures have played in the city’s sprawling story, and reveals how London, in turn,… Continue reading

  • Medical History Supplements – now online

    28/10/2008

    The Supplements to the journal Medical History (from 1981 – 2004) are now freely available online at PubMed Central and UK PubMed Central. Readers interested in Medical London may find the 1991 supplement particularly interesting, with contributions from Roy Porter… Continue reading