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  • A Lady of Masculine Appearance


    In late 1889 and on into the following year the European and American papers were agog at the antics of Count Sandor Vay, a young Hungarian man about town, who had been arraigned before magistrates at Klagenfurt in November 1889… Continue reading

  • Interested in having a go at Wikipedia editing?


    We’ve joined forces with Wikimedia UK and JISC to provide a one-day edit-a-thon at the Wellcome Trust HQ on Wednesday February 26. Led by Martin Poulter, an ambassador for Wikimedia UK and JISC, this free event will focus on editing and creating Wikipedia entries relating to the history of medicine. If you’re… Continue reading

  • The work of a 19th century medical officer of health


    Dr C. J. B. Aldis (1808-1872) worked as a Medical Officer of Health (MOH) for St George’s, Hanover Square, London, an area that is now part of Westminster City Council. Appointed in 1855, he remained in post until his death 17… Continue reading

  • Ethnographic Video Online


    We’ve recently subscribed to Ethnographic Video Online, a database containing almost 750 hours of footage and over 1000 films that document human culture and behaviour. Covering every region of the world, it includes animations, demonstrations, documentaries, edited field recordings, interviews and… Continue reading

  • Online Resources: UK Medical Registers,1859-1959


    If you’ve ever tried to trace a medical ancestor by wading through the printed volumes of the UK Medical Registers then you’ll be pleased to hear that after a successful trial period, Wellcome Library users now have online access to… Continue reading

  • A quicker search across our key online resources


    The Wellcome Library’s quick search now has more of our key online resources available at the click of a link. Choosing ‘Article’ in the top left hand corner of the quick search will show you the results of your search… Continue reading

  • Online resource: Journal of the American Medical Association – all back issues now available


    The Library is delighted to announce that we recently purchased access to the complete back files of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), right back to the first issue. Published continuously since July 1883, JAMA is an international,… Continue reading

  • New online resources: Your Wellcome Library Paintings, and National Trust Collections


    The free online database Your Paintings was launched last year. [1] It makes available information on more than 100,000 paintings in public and private collections in the United Kingdom that are accessible to the public. The collections include not only… Continue reading

  • Online Resources: ACLS Humanities E-book


      Following the Wellcome Library’s recent successful trial of American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Humanities E-book, we’re delighted to announce that we’re now making this database available to Library readers. Over 3,300 high-quality monographs in the humanities are included… Continue reading

  • If not here, where?


    It was the proud boast of London’s Windmill Theatre that “We never closed”: that throughout the Blitz, as bombs rained down on London, the theatre continued to provide nude tableaux for the entertainment of lonely servicemen and their like. The… Continue reading