History of Medicine Blogroll

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  • The Herschel archive at the Royal Astronomical Society
    Archives Hub feature for January 2020 On the evening of 12 January 1820, a group of men dined together at the Freemason’s Tavern in London, and resolved to establish the Astronomical Society of London, now known as the Royal Astronomical Society.  One of its founding members was John F. W. Herschel (1792-1871). His father, William...
  • The Dorset House Archive
    Archives Hub feature for December 2019 Dorset House School of Occupational Therapy, the first School of Occupational Therapy in the UK, opened on New Year’s Day 1930, but the inspiration for the School can be traced back to a festive morning in a hospital ward.  Dr Elizabeth Casson (1881-1954), the School’s founder, was working in...
  • The Archive of Paul Oppé: A Pioneer in the Field of Art History
    Archives Hub feature for November 2019 The Paul Oppé Archive is the most significant acquisition in the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art’s history.  It was allocated to the Centre under the government’s Acceptance in Lieu (AiL) scheme in 2017 and therefore – as part of the AiL process – has been assessed...

RSS Dame Cicely Saunders Cataloguing project, King’s College London

  • Happy birthday, Cicely: welcome to your archive!
    To mark what would have been Cicely Saunders’ 98th birthday, I’m pleased to announce that the archives of this inspirational …Continue reading →
  • Palliative Care Records Workshop
    On 15th December 2015, King’s College London Archives hosted a workshop on palliative care records to mark the completion of …Continue reading →
  • Christmas at St Christopher’s
    Christmas at St Christopher’s Hospice was a special and poignant time of year for patients, their families and staff at …Continue reading →

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RSS Museum of the Mind blog

RSS Remedia

  • Vitamin B Complexities
    By Karen Reeds This post is part of the series ‘What Should I Eat? Why?’ commissioned in collaboration with H-Net Nutrition by series editors Kristen Ann Ehrenberger and Lisa Haushofer. Posts will appear simultaneously on both sites. Please visit and
  • What Should I Eat?: The Influence of a Food Editor
    By Kimberly Wilmot Voss This post is part of the series ‘What Should I Eat? Why?’ commissioned in collaboration with H-Net Nutrition by series editors Kristen Ann Ehrenberger and Lisa Haushofer. Posts will appear simultaneously on both sites. Please visit
  • What Should I Not Eat? Cleansing Foods
    By Cristina Hanganu-Bresch This post is part of the series ‘What Should I Eat? Why?’ commissioned in collaboration with H-Net Nutrition by series editors Kristen Ann Ehrenberger and Lisa Haushofer. Posts will appear simultaneously on both sites. Please visit and

RSS Royal College of Surgeons of England Library blog

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RSS Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Historical Collections Blog

RSS The Anatomy Lab

  • A Model Education
    In this latest blog, our Curator gives us an insight into what to expect from our upcoming temporary exhibition ‘A Model Education’ Our new exhibition, opening Saturday 4th April, will explore the teaching of anatomy throughout the centuries. By examining the collections of six historic anatomical institutions across the UK, including our own, we build... […]
  • Pathology Spotlight: Diabetes
    In this latest Pathology Spotlight our Human Remains Conservator, Cat Irving, explains the different types of diabetes and the complications that can arise from the condition.  This foot shows diabetic gangrene, a common complication of diabetes mellitus. The term diabetes mellitus actually refers to several conditions with different causes, all characterised by problems in metabolising... […]
  • Surgeons’ Hall Museums and the Franklin Expedition
    Senior Research Fellow, Professor Ken Donaldson talks about the ill-fated Franklin Expedition and it’s connection to Surgeons’ Hall Museums. “In Baffin’s Bay where the whale fish blow The fate of Franklin no man may know The fate of Franklin no tongue can tell Lord Franklin along with this sailors do dwell!” -From traditional folk song... […]

RSS The John Rylands Library Special Collection Blog

  • Zines & the Art of DIY Publishing
    Dr Janette Martin, Student Engagement Manager, and Bruce Wilkinson, Reader Engagement Assistant and PhD Candidate, jointly developed and delivered a session on Zines in December 2019.  This blog reflects on the experience: On a dark, gloomy winter afternoon the John Rylands Library hosted a ‘Zines’ workshop for undergraduates from Colgate University, USA.  It was the […]
  • Ancoats Survey 1937-38: A Study of a Clearance Area
    The Library has looked after the archives of Manchester Settlement (formerly Manchester University Settlement) for many years. The Settlement has been active since the 1890s in combating poverty in Manchester. During a stocktake this summer, we discovered a previously unrecorded collection of Settlement social survey records from the 1930s. These provide an unique and fascinating […]
  • Teaching Spotlight: Art in Medieval Books
    Originally posted on Art History UoM Index: This semester, Dr Anne Kirkham has been teaching a Level 3 course on Art in Medieval Books. The course introduced students to the glorious imagery on the pages of many medieval books in the West, from the first regular appearances of a ‘rectangular object with pages’ in the…

RSS TIHR Archive Project

  • Tavistock at ‘Art&Activism’ in Liverpool 2020
    Inviting contributions to an arts stream – Across the Universe As one of the first activities under the recently signed Memorandum of Understanding formalising the collaboration between the Tavistock Institute and Christ Church Business School at Canterbury Christ Church University, we are pleased to announce we will be curating a stream of activities at next […]
  • Archive-A-Live! Reflections
    On Thursday 7th November just before 10am, a group of us gathered at St. Luke’s Community Centre in Shoreditch, ready to begin an exploratory day that would delve deep into the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations’ (TIHR) archive. As the Tavistock Institute’s CEO Dr Eliat Aram stated in her opening speech, art has a way […]
  • I felt like I was there: Working with the digital archives of the ‘Leicester Conference’
    This post by Karen Kiss, an archive student working with the Born Digital material, explores the Tavistock Institute’s archives on its annual Leicester conference, highlighting the importance of the reports and feedback written about the event and the ethical considerations linked to working with them. The archives blog has explored many of the fascinating documents […]

RSS University of Stirling Archives

  • 2019: End-of-Year review
    As the year draws to a close it’s time for our annual end of year…Read the post2019: End-of-Year review
  • Baking from the Archive
    The NHS collections here at the University of Stirling Archives are consistently in our top…Read the postBaking from the Archive
  • Launch of Tales From the ring project
    New boxing archive has a nice ring to it Scotland’s proud boxing history is to…Read the postLaunch of Tales From the ring project

RSS Wellcome Library

  • Goodbye from Wellcome Library blog
    It’s goodbye from the Wellcome Library blog. The blog is closing and will no longer be updated. Thank you to those that have read the blog, shared it and posted comments. I hope all our readers have enjoyed being able… Continue reading
  • Close encounters: a manuscripts workshop
    A free manuscripts workshop for PhD students at Wellcome Collection, 01 June 2018 Engaging with an artefact from the past is often a powerful experience, eliciting emotional and sensory, as well as analytical, responses. Researchers in the library at Wellcome… Continue reading
  • Arabo-Persian physiological theories in late Imperial China
    The last seminar in the 2017–18 History of Pre-Modern Medicine seminar series takes place on Tuesday 27 February. Speaker: Dr Dror Weil (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin) Bodies translated: the circulation of Arabo-Persian physiological theories in late… Continue reading