History of Medicine Blogroll

RSS Archives Hub

  • Pilgrimage and Patronage: The Medieval Collections of Canterbury Cathedral Archives and Library
    Archives Hub feature for July 2019 On Saturday 6th July 2019 Canterbury hosted the fourth annual Medieval Pageant and Family Trail, commemorating the pilgrimage of King Henry II (r. 1154–1189) to the city in 1174. To mark the occasion, we are highlighting the medieval records relating to the Canterbury Cathedral Priory and the city held...
  • The Archives of the Trevelyans of Wallington
    Archives Hub feature for June 2019 In 2018 Newcastle University Special Collections published an updated catalogue for the archive of Sir Charles Philips Trevelyan on the Archives Hub. A socialist MP, anti-war campaigner and member of the first two Labour cabinets, Sir Charles is known for twice resigning his cabinet seat in protest against government...
  • Carter Vincent archives and the Kneeshaw family papers
    Archives Hub feature for May 2019 Carter Vincent archives Carter Vincent was a prominent and family run firm of solicitors at Bangor, North Wales. The early family members were clerics but the solicitor profession soon took over. The Carter Vincent Archives held at Bangor University Archives and Special Collections span over 350 years and comprise...

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

  • Library Feedback
    It’s that time of year again, as we come to the end of the academic...
  • Kennington Frieze
    Above the entrance to the Library & Archives Service, on the first floor of the...
  • School museum
    To commemorate the 90th anniversary of the opening of the Keppel Street building this blog...

RSS Lothian Health Services Archive

  • Dear Rob, I'm extremely sorry for the delay i...
    Dear Rob,I'm extremely sorry for the delay in my response. I will contact you by email. With best wishes, Louise Williams, LHSA Archivist
  • This is so interesting for myself. As I own a smal...
    This is so interesting for myself. As I own a small Shakespeare's Birthday Book filled with hundreds of autographs once owned by Surgeon/Dr Thomas Leslie Crooke 1861-1943 and matriculated Edinburgh University 1882. After he was one of yours at The Royal Infirmary Edinburgh along with the many whom autographed this book including Angelique Lucille Pringle […]
  • Hello, I am sorry for the delay in our response. ...
    Hello,I am sorry for the delay in our response. Surviving records of Hartwood Hospital were transferred from their previous storage in Hairmyres Hospital to North Lanarkshire Archives back in 2017, as Emily states. If you contact North Lanarkshire Archives on 01698 274597, they should be able to tell you whether a record survives for your […]

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 Veterinary Surgeons Historical Collections Blog

RSS The Anatomy Lab

  • Syme’s Amputation
    In this latest blog our Human Remains Conservator, Cat Irving, takes a look at James Syme and how his pioneering technique helped shape the surgical world. James Syme (1799-1870) was one of the leading surgeons of his day, whom it was said “He never unnecessarily wasted a word, drop of ink or blood.” Active during the... […]
  • Cupping – 2,000 years of placebo effect and still going strong
    Senior Research Fellow, Ken Donaldson, looks at the history of cupping therapy and it's modern day comeback.
  • Bacteriophage- the answer to Antibiotic Armageddon?  
    Ken Donaldson, Senior Research Fellow at Surgeons’ Hall Museums, tells us why we are facing an “Antibiotic Armageddon” and how Bacteriophages could be the solution to this catastrophic problem.   Most people will have heard about the development of antibiotic resistance in bacteria, sometimes called ‘Antibiotic Armageddon’. This refers to the fact that some common infectious... […]

RSS The John Rylands Library Special Collection Blog

RSS TIHR Archive Project

  • Call for Proposals: Archive-A-Live!
    Exploring responses to the Tavistock Institute’s Archive. A Tavistock Institute Annual Symposium On the 7th November 2019, we will host a one-day Symposium in central London exploring responses to the Tavistock Institute’s Archive. The Tavistock Institute has a heritage of participatory research and professional development work. It is in this spirit that we wish to hear […]
  • Accepting the Constancy of Subjectivity
    Niamh Bailey – Student in Fine Art: Sculpture at University of the Arts London To a student whose work is deeply rooted in ideas surrounding categorisation and dissociation, the archived files of a continuously self-aware organisation proved an engaging read.  The following text is an amalgamation of personal reflections from working with The Tavistock Institute […]
  • Community Matters!
    My path to 70th Festival celebrations In a reflection on profession and belonging, Eva Worm takes us on a journey from her first encounter with the Tavistock Institute’s 70th Anniversary Festival ‘Reimagining Human Relations in our Time’ through to the launch of the Tavistock Community and its first Annual Gathering. I am 49 years old […]

RSS University of Stirling Archives

  • New Archives Reading room
    The Campus Central project is now well underway, transforming the centre of the university around…Read the postNew Archives Reading room
  • Filling in the gaps…
    Thanks to a generous grant from the #StirlingFund we are currently preparing our collection of…Read the postFilling in the gaps…
  • Temporary Closure of Archives Reading Room
    Please note that the archives reading room will be closed from Monday 17 to Friday…Read the postTemporary Closure of Archives Reading Room

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