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  • The Great War on Disfiguring Injuries


    In the second of our blog series commemorating World War I, archivist Natalie Walters gives a very personal response to two photograph albums of injured soldiers. The albums are part of the digitised Royal Army Medical Corps archive. Reactions to archival… Continue reading

  • Paralympic pioneer


    As the Paralympics 2012 commence in London, it seems a good time to commemorate their founder, Sir Ludwig Guttmann, whose personal papers are held in the Wellcome Library. Guttmann had a distinguished career as a neurologist and neurosurgeon in Breslau… Continue reading

  • Shackled in leg irony: black humour of the lower limb


    Mezzotint by Jacob Gole (1660?-1737?) after Annibale Carracci. Wellcome Library no. 24994i It is a common experience to have enough feet but not enough shoes. The man shown here is, paradoxically, in the opposite situation: he has plenty of shoes but… Continue reading