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  • Fast food and football rivalry


    On Sunday 16 March, not too far from the Wellcome Library’s location in North London, rival football clubs Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal face each other in what local fans know as “the North London Derby”. What links this to the… 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

  • A History of British Sports Medicine


    Dr Vanessa Heggie is a Research Fellow in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge. Here, she describes the background and research to her new book, ‘A History of British Sports Medicine‘. When I… Continue reading

  • Pills, spills and the peloton


    At regular intervals later this afternoon, 189 young men will launch themselves and their bicycle down a ramp on Rotterdam’s Zuidplein, turn north and explode along the Dordstelaan towards the huge sweep of the Erasmus Bridge, legs pumping and lungs… Continue reading

  • This sporting life


    Archives and Manuscripts has recently added to its holdings the records of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine (BASEM), founded as the British Association of Sport and Medicine in 1953 to constitute an authoritative body on every medical… Continue reading