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  • R.I.P. Chief Inspector Dreyfus


    The BBC reports the death earlier today of the actor Herbert Lom, who played the police chief in the Pink Panther films. His many other roles included parts in The Ladykillers (1955) and The Phantom of the Opera (1962). Herbert… Continue reading

  • Investigating HIV/AIDs


    We were sorry to note recently the death of Tony Coxon, who was the principal investigator of Project SIGMA, a major longitudinal study of gay men and HIV/Aids which informed government and World Health Organisation policies at the height of… Continue reading

  • R.I.P. Robin Day R.D.I.


    Probably everybody reading this has at some time sat in a chair designed by Robin Day, the designer who died on 9 November 2010 aged 95. His stackable plastic chairs, and their derivatives, are ubiquitous in British schools, hospitals and… Continue reading

  • Death of slapstick king


    R.I.P. Norman Wisdom British slapstick virtuoso and cult hero in Albania. Seen above in a poster advertising the French version of A stitch in time (1963), in which he stars as the comic gadfly and victim of an overbearing medical… Continue reading

  • Sir James Watt 1914-2009


    The Wellcome Library canvasses its registered users from time to time to find out their desiderata, and over the past few years one reply has come back with a tick in the box marked “AGE: 90 OR OVER”. Although the… 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

  • Medical women’s obituaries


    A useful new biographical resource has been added to the catalogue of the archives of the Medical Women’s Federation (SA/MWF). Thanks to the painstaking work of Emma Milliken, an index to the obituaries of women doctors which appeared in the… Continue reading