History of Medicine Blogroll

RSS Archives Hub

  • Planes, pilots and politics: National Aerospace Library’s collections fly onto Archives Hub
    Archives Hub feature for April 2020 The human race has always wanted to fly, and the National Aerospace Library’s collection shows how we have pursued those dreams to conquer and then perfect flight; from aeroplanes to hovercraft, air travel to satellites, and missiles to man carrying kites. Our earliest book, from 1515, looks at how...
  • Name Authorities in Archives
    There have been some threads on archives-nra recently about adding names to archival catalogues, so I thought it might be good to blog about it, reflecting the Archives Hub’s experience and knowledge on this topic after 20 years of working with aggregated data, and three Linked Data projects. We are also about to embark upon...
  • Women’s History Month 2020: Celebrating the archives of Pioneering and Inspiring Women
    To mark Women’s History Month, we’re highlighting some fascinating features, fantastic collections and online resources relating to women, their achievements and influence. Archives Hub features We have a wide range of Archives Hub monthly features focusing on women, including: Black Georgians: Phillis Wheatley Phyllis was sold as a child servant to the all-white Wheatley family...

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 →

RSS London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Library & Archives blog

RSS Lothian Health Services Archive

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

  • Pandemic: Spanish Influenza
    In this time of the Coronavirus pandemic it is interesting to reflect on previous pandemics and in this blog our Senior Research Fellow, Professor Ken Donaldson, addresses the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918. The usual yardstick for measuring the lethality of pandemics of infectious disease is the Black Death or bubonic plague. It was responsible... […]
  • Scurvy: Not Quite a Disease of the Past
    Our Senior Research Fellow, Professor Ken Donaldson, explains how scurvy impacted the ill-fated Franklin Expedition and how it is still affecting people today.  One hundred and seventy-five years ago, in 1845, the Head of Surgeons’ Hall Museum in Edinburgh, Harry Goodsir, resigned from his post to become naturalist on the ill-fated Franklin expedition to find... […]
  • Pathology Spotlight: Poliomyelitis
    In March’s Pathology Spotlight our Human Remains Conservator discusses the cause behind the polio epidemics.  Poliomyelitis- more commonly known simply as polio- is an infection cased by poliovirus which is a member of the Enterorovirus C class of viruses (Figure 1). The disease has been present for much of human history, but major polio epidemics... […]

RSS The John Rylands Library Special Collection Blog

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

  • Favourite Things
    Throughout April @ARAScot are running the #Archive30 promotional campaign on Twitter. Like many other services across the UK and…Read the postFavourite Things
  • object of the week
    While the Pathfoot Building is closed, the Art Collection will each week focus on an…Read the postobject of the week
  • Scottish Political Archive Treasure
    For the month of April, the Scottish Political Archive is, along with our colleagues in…Read the postScottish Political Archive Treasure

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