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  • Distinctive Designs in Wellcome Foundation Product Literature


    In Summer 2016 the Wellcome Library acquired two maroon metallic boxes containing a selection of product literature issued by the Wellcome Foundation pharmaceutical company from the 1940s through to the 1960s (Wellcome Library reference: WF/M/PL/437). These have been added to… Continue reading

  • Item of the Month, July 2012: A summer excursion with Burroughs and Wellcome


    As thoughts turn to summer holidays and sporting endevaours, we’ve chosen as our Item of the Month for July, an item that ties these two themes together. The archives of the Wellcome Foundation are one of the largest series of… Continue reading

  • Tick… Tick… Tick…


    As the last hours of 2010 elapse, let’s look forwards to the new year. January is always significant for a repository that holds archive material: each new year brings the opening of new material to the public, material that was… Continue reading

  • Cataloguing of Sir John Vane’s Papers


    The papers of Sir John Vane are now available for consultation in the Wellcome Library(PP/JRV). Sir John Robert Vane (1927-2004) was an eminent pharmacologist, who published over 900 scientific papers, was joint editor of 20 books, and received over 50… Continue reading

  • Sir James Black (1924-2010)


    Sir James Black, Nobel-Prize winning pharmacologist, died on Sunday at the age of 85. Between 1978 and 1984, Black was Director of Thereapeutic Research at the Wellcome Research Laboratories (these laboratories being part of the research wing of the Wellcome… Continue reading

  • Opening of the Wellcome Historical Medical Library


    As we often celebrate anniversaries on this Blog, it seems only fitting that we draw your attention to a short article from the British Medical Journal, 10th December 1949 (and freely available through PubMedCentral). The piece reports on the formal… Continue reading

  • John Symons


    We were saddened to learn of the death last week of John Symons, former Curator of Early Printed Books and a long-time member of the Library’s staff. Though John had suffered from ill health since his early retirement in 2005,… Continue reading

  • 25th July 1936


    On this day in 1936, the death was announced of Sir Henry Wellcome. Over his 82 years, Wellcome had overseen the growth of the pharmaceutical company he had co-founded into a multinational concern. Part of the fortune he made from… Continue reading