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Introduction to The King’s Fund Digital Archive

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By Ruth Nitkiewicz, Information Specialist, The King’s Fund (r.nitkiewicz@kingsfund.org.uk)     Selection of documents that have been scanned and are available through the King’s Fund Digital Archive   The King’s Fund is a charity that works to improve health care in England. Established in 1897 as an initiative of the then Prince of Wales, the initial purpose […]

Workshop

Workshop on handling sensitivity issues in scientific and medical collections 17 July 2017

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Image credit: Lothian Health Service Archive, redacted entry from a volume of case notes from the early 20th century (LHB44/20/1)

The Health Archives and Records Group (HARG), in collaboration with London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, are hosting a free, day-long workshop on various sensitivity issues surrounding scientific and medical records.This will be a forum for sharing experiences, discussing problems and moving towards formulating a clearer and more consistent set of guidelines for archivists […]

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Forthcoming symposium on exploring hospital records at the London Metropolitan Archives

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EXPLORING HOSPITAL RECORDS AND ARCHIVES: A Symposium Event for Researchers and Archivists The event is relevant for people starting their research (undergraduate or postgraduate) or those wanting to explore new routes into academic or historical explorations Researching hospital records offers opportunities and presents challenges. Records from the Royal Free Hospital will provide a main focus […]

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Assessing popular medicine in Welsh literature

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The National Library of Wales (Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru) are currently assessing their medical and public health books within their Welsh Print Collection.  Welsh interest in medicine and the medical has a long pedigree dating back to the Physicians of Myddfai and beyond. Welsh works on medicine date back to William Salesbury’s 16th century treatise on […]