History of Medicine Blogroll

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  • 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...
  • Pioneering women’s education at Bedford College
    Archives Hub feature for October 2019 170 years ago this month, Bedford College was opened in central London, becoming the first higher education college for women of its kind in the country. It was the brainchild of Elizabeth Jesser Reid, who said it had been her dream since childhood to found a college for women....
  • 100 years at Highfield: stories from Southampton’s University Archives and Special Collections
    Archives Hub feature for September 2019 Part of an ambitious expansion plan by the University College, Southampton, the first developments at the Highfield Campus were completed in 1914, shortly before the start of the First World War. The College decided to remain in its City Centre base and the Highfield buildings were used as a...

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

  • The Anti-Insane Asylum Society
    Ahead of our talk this Saturday on the UK's 'Alleged Lunatics’ Friend Society' we look at the US Anti-Insane Asylum Society founded by Elizabeth Ware Packard.
  • A Conversation with Charlotte Johnson Wahl
    Hannah Gal talks to artist Charlotte Johnson Wahl about her art. "She is merely, completely, un-selfconsciously artistic force to be reckoned with."
  • The Anatomy of Melancholy and DongUiBoGam
    Our work placement student Hong Namgoong looks at the similarities between the Anatomy of Melancholy and the Korean medical text DongUiBoGam

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 The Anatomy Lab

  • The Dispute That Rocked 19th Century Medicine
    In this new blog post, our Senior Research Fellow, Ken Donaldson, discusses the dispute that rocked 19th century Edinburgh medicine.   Fallouts over scientific theories are nothing new. The first great clash was in the 17th century when Galileo argued that the sun was at the centre of our universe. His opponent was the Pope,... […]
  • Pathology Spotlight: Tapeworms
    In this Pathology Spotlight our Human Remains Conservator, Cat Irving, tell us all about tapeworms- from how they contaminate humans to their use in 'diet pills' in the early twentieth century.
  • Corrective Surgery
    In this latest blog, our Human Remains Conservator discusses the skull and death mask of Burke and Hare’s accomplice, John Brogan, and how pioneering surgery carried out by Thomas Mütter could have helped with a childhood injury. The story of Burke and Hare is well known. In 1828 the pair murdered at least 16 people... […]

RSS The John Rylands Library Special Collection Blog

  • Inspiring Tomorrow’s History Teachers
    A joint blog post by Dr Janette Martin (Special Collections Student Engagement Manager) and Thomas Donnai (Lecturer in Initial Teacher Education), celebrating a new collaboration between the Library and the School of Environment, Education and Development. In October 2019, The John Rylands Library hosted a workshop for 15 History PGCE students led by Adam Cooke […]
  • Peterloo Legacies: Rare Peterloo pamphlet and poetry books donated to The John Rylands Library
    Dr Janette Martin writes: As a result of the Library’s recent exhibition Peterloo: Manchester’s Fight for Freedom, two generous donations have been received. Both extend our knowledge of Manchester’s radical past. The first arrived mysteriously in the post in the summer – there is nothing a curator likes better than an unexpected parcel! After undoing […]
  • An evening with Rosie Garland, inaugural writer in residence
    Rosie Garland writes: October 17th 2019 marked the end of my yearlong Writer’s Residency at The John Rylands, funded by the Arts Council of Great Britain. During the year, I’ve been writing a new novel, set in the John Rylands Library during the summer of 1985. The main character is Wil, a student who’s working […]

RSS TIHR Archive Project

  • 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 […]
  • Archive-A-Live!
    A symposium exploring the Tavistock Institute’s archive. Join us for an exploratory day, including lunch, on 7 November, looking at the significance of the Tavistock Institute’s archive and the emerging practice of researching it.... The post Archive-A-Live! appeared first on TIHR Archive Project.

RSS University of Stirling Archives

  • 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
  • Scottish Political ARCHIve Crowdfunder
    The Scottish Political Archive have launched a new crowdfunding project to raise money to support the…Read the postScottish Political ARCHIve Crowdfunder

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