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RSS The Anatomy Lab

  • Pathology Spotlight: A Tibia with Osteomyelitis
    In this month’s Pathology Spotlight we take a look at Osteomyelitis.   This specimen is one of the best known in Surgeons’ Hall Museums, where it is featured in its own display case. It is a tibia bone from an Edinburgh-born sailor called Charles Anderson. In 1814, aged 17 years, Anderson was sailing in the Baltic... […]
  • Pathology Spotlight: Ovarian Dermoid Cyst
      The specimen is a tumour called a dermoid cyst which was found on an ovary.  It can be seen to contain skin with sebaceous and sweat glands which are normal elements of skin, five well-formed teeth and a few long silky hairs. The mechanism by which germ cells with the capacity to grow into... […]
  • Flesh for the Wise
    Our Human Remains Conservator Cat Irving takes a look at the history of wax models in the teaching of anatomy and embryology. In common with many institutions in Europe that taught anatomy, Surgeons’ Hall holds a collection of teaching models made from wax. These models have a long history, originating with a Sicilian named Zumbo. After... […]

RSS Archives Hub

  • The Calvin Wells Palaeopathology Archive
    Archives Hub feature for October 2018 Calvin Percival Bamflyde Wells (1908-1978) was a pioneer in the study of disease in archaeological skeletal remains, otherwise known as palaeopathology. A qualified medical doctor who spoke several languages Wells’ publications continue to be cited by researchers and academics working across a range of disciplines, including bioarchaeology, anthropology and...
  • Uncovering censorship in the V and A Theatre and Performance Archives
    Archives Hub feature for September 2018 On the 9th July 2018, the V&A Theatre and Performance Department opened a new display in our galleries titled Censored! Stage, Screen, Society at 50. The display commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Theatres Act, which abolished state censorship of the British stage. As well as tracing the broader 300-year...
  • Archives Hub Survey Results: What do people want from an archives aggregation service?
    The 2018 Archives Hub online survey was answered by 83 respondents. The majority were in the UK, but a significant number were in other parts of Europe, the USA or further afield, including Australia, New Zealand and Africa. Nearly 50% were from higher or further education, and most were using it for undergraduate, postgraduate and...

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 The John Rylands Library Sepcial Collection Blog

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

RSS Lothian Health Services Archive

  • I am looking at places that I have lived etc for m...
    I am looking at places that I have lived etc for my degree course. I was born in Bangour hospital in 1974. Can anyone tell me if the maternity wing is still standing? I think I read somewhere that it was demolished. Anyone know which building it was if this isn't the case? Many thanks
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RSS Museum of the Mind blog

  • Letters to Cynthia - 3
    The final entry in a series of “letters” that Helen Stichel has addressed to the artist Cynthia Pell (1933-1977). Pell’s work is on display in the Museum until Saturday 1 September. 
  • Letters to Cynthia - 2
    The second in a series of "letters" from Helen Stichel has addressed to the artist Cynthia Pell (1933-1977). Pell’s work is on display in the Museum until Saturday 1 September. 
  • Letters to Cynthia - 1
    Here is the first in a series of “letters” that Helen Stichel has addressed to the artist Cynthia Pell (1933-1977). Pell’s work is on display in the Museum until Saturday 1 September. 

RSS Remedia

  • Teaching Emotionally Healthy Eating
    By Bonnie M. Miller 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
  • DNA Diets and the Dangers of Dietary Essentialism
    By Adrienne Rose Bitar 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
  • (M)eat your friends
    By Sarah Moon 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 TIHR Archive Project

  • Exciting events coming up in the Wellcome Library Reading Room NHS at 70 and TIHR!
    Exciting events coming up in the Wellcome Library Reading Room NHS at 70 and TIHR! Bringing together our ongoing archive work, the success of the arts interventions, exhibitions and performances at TIHR’s 70th-anniversary festival and this year’s 70thanniversary celebrations of the NHS we are excited to announce the following events to be held in October […]
  • Announcing ANOTHER Release of New Archive Material
    We are excited to announce that a new batch of materials has now been fully catalogued and is available to browse online and request for viewing through the archive catalogue. The catalogue can be accessed through the Tavistock project blog: http://tihr-archive.tavinstitute.org/the-archive/ Since October 2015, the archive of the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations has been […]
  • Inviting proposals from experienced Digital Records Management Consultants
    We are looking to work with a Digital Records Management Consultant to advise and consult on the next state of our internal archive project. The archive of the Tavistock Institute for Human Relations (TIHR) provides a comprehensive record of the formation, establishment and development of the Institute over a period of 70 years. From the records […]

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