Opening Hours w/b 18th June

Our opening hours next week will be as follows:

Monday: 2.15pm-4.30pm
Tuesday: 2.15pm-5pm
Wednesday & Thursday: CLOSED due to staff holiday
Friday: 2.15pm-5pm

If you would like to make an appointment to visit the library, contact us by email or phone.

Our books from shelfmarks RC to RM have now returned to the library following conservation treatment! However, please bear with our slightly jumbled state over the next few weeks as we unpack and rearrange our shelves. If you find that a book you need isn’t in place on the shelf, let a member of staff know and we will locate it for you.

Have a lovely weekend!

‘Anatomical Fugitive Sheets, Summer, c. 1620’ . One of four anatomical fugitive sheets, each associated with a season of the year and other scientific or moral matters. Credit: Property of Duke University Medical Center Library, Trent Collection, History of Medicine Collections, Durham, NC. CC BY

Opening Hours w/b 11th June

Our opening hours in Week 8 will be:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 2.15pm-5pm
Wednesday: 2pm-4.30pm

If you would like to use our collections, contact us by phone or email to arrange an appointment.

Please note that we currently have a section of books (from shelfmarks RC to RM) which have been sent away for conservation treatment. These should be returning to the library next week, but in the meantime please do consult SOLO or contact us in advance to check if the books you need are available.

Have an excellent weekend!

A Japanese military hospital. Coloured woodcut, ca. 1904. Red Cross nurses attending war casualties in a Japanese hospital during the Russo-Japanese War. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY

Opening Hours w/b 4th June

Next week, the library’s opening hours will be:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 2.15pm-5pm
Wednesday: 2pm-4.30pm

If you would like to use the library, feel free to contact us by phone or email to arrange your visit.

Please note that we currently have a section of books (from shelfmarks RC to RM) which have been sent away for conservation treatment. These will be returning to the library next week, but in the meantime please do consult SOLO or contact us in advance to check if the books you need are available.

Have a great weekend!

Early representation of spectacles clipped on the nose, 1417. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY

Opening Hours w/b 28th May

Next week, the library will be open at the following times:

Monday: CLOSED (Bank Holiday)
Tuesday: 2.15pm-5pm
Wednesday: 2pm-4.30pm
Thursday & Friday: 2.15pm-5pm

If you would like to use our resources, please contact us by phone or email to arrange your visit.

Please note that we currently have a section of books (from shelfmarks RC to RM) which have been sent away for conservation treatment. These will be returning in the next few weeks, but in the meantime please do consult SOLO or contact us in advance to check if the books you need are available.

Have a lovely weekend!

Cauterizing a leg-wound. ‘Feldtbuch der Wundartzney’, Frankfurt, 1551. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY

History of Science, Medicine, and Technology Postgraduate Conference 2018: 7th-8th June

The Oxford Centre for the History of Science, Medicine and Technology presents:

The 2018 HSMT Postgraduate Conference
Sex, Drugs and Death: New Perspectives on Science, Medicine and Technology
Thursday 7th & Friday 8th June
History Faculty Lecture Theatre, George Street, Oxford
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With panels on:

  • Early modern natural philosophy
  • Modern science
  • Psychology
  • Public health and colonialism
  • Reproduction and eugenics

See the full programme here.

The History of Science, Medicine, and Technology is an ever-expanding discipline. This two-day conference allows Oxford postgraduate students in the field to present their research, covering a broad chronological, geographic, and thematic scope. Panel topics range from early modern ideas to public health, with individual papers covering subjects as diverse as reproductive technology, honeybee diseases and twentieth-century scepticism about science – truly offering new perspectives, as questions fundamental to the history of science and medicine are explored and examined.

All welcome.  Admission and lunch are free, but registration is essential. To register please contact belinda.clark@wuhmo.ox.ac.uk by 30 May.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opening Hours w/b 21st May

Next week’s opening hours will be:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 2.15pm-5pm
Wednesday: 2pm-4.30pm

If you would like to use the library, contact us to arrange your visit.

Please note that we currently have a section of books (from shelfmarks RC to RM) which have been sent away for conservation treatment. We hope that these will return soon, but in the meantime please do consult SOLO or contact us in advance to check if the books you need are available.

Have a good weekend!

‘White glass eye with blue iris, cased. Gustav Taylor, London,1901’. Credit: Science Museum, London. CC BY

 

 

 

Opening Hours w/b 14th May

Our opening hours next week will be as follows:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 2.15pm-5pm
Wednesday: 2pm-4.30pm

If you would like to use the library, contact us by email or telephone to arrange your visit.

Please note that we currently have a section of books (from shelfmarks RC to RM) which have been sent away for conservation treatment. We hope that these will return soon, but in the meantime please do consult SOLO or contact us in advance to check if the books you need are available.

Enjoy the weekend!

Apothecary’s shop sign in the shape of the Sun, Europe, 1701- Science Museum, London. Copper, 305 mm. This sign may have hung outside a shop to attract customers or it might have been part of the internal decoration. Apollo was the Greek god of light and for this reason is associated with the Sun. He was also a patron of medicine and healing and was said to be the judge of sickness and health.’ Credit: Science Museum, London. CC BY

Opening Hours w/b 7th May

Our opening hours next week will be as follows:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 2.15pm-5pm
Wednesday: 2pm-4.30pm

If you would like to use the Wellcome Unit Library, contact us by email or telephone to arrange your visit.

Please note that we currently have a section of books (from shelfmarks RC to RM) which have been sent away for conservation treatment. We hope that these will return soon, but in the meantime please do consult SOLO or contact us in advance to check if the books you need are available.

Have a lovely weekend!

‘The Pain-killer Polka Song, an advert for Perry Davis’ Pain Killer by F. Archer, ca. 1899. Wellcome Library no. EPH+57′ . Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY

 

Seminars in the History of Science, Medicine and Technology: Week 2, 30th April

Dr Lauren Kassell (University of Cambridge) — The Casebooks Project.
‘The Casebooks Project centres on one of the largest surviving sets of medical records in history. Between 1596 and 1634 the notorious London astrologer, Simon Forman, and his protégé Richard Napier, a shy Buckinghamshire clergyman, recorded 80,000 consultations. A decade ago, we piloted Casebooks with an Excel spreadsheet. Now it is a pioneering digital humanities project with a dataset, a web-based search interface and image viewer framed within explanatory documentation and shaped by a programme of academic and public engagement. As the project nears completion, this talk reflects on its lessons for the histories of science and medicine and its implications for future work in the field.’

Where? History Faculty Lecture Theatre, George Street, Oxford

When? Monday 30th April, 16:00. Tea and coffee will be available in the Common Room from 15.30.

The HSMT Seminar series is convened by Dr Roderick Bailey, Dr Erica Charters, Professor Rob Iliffe and Dr Atsuko Naono, of the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine.
All welcome to attend! For more information on this term’s seminars see the Unit’s webpage.

You can find Dr Kassell’s book, Medicine & Magic in Elizabethan London: Simon Forman; astrologer, alchemist, & physician, at the Wellcome Unit Library at shelfmark R489.F585 KAS 2005.
Also available as an ebook here – just log into SOLO for access.

Opening Hours w/b 30th April

Our opening hours next week will be:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 2.15pm-5pm
Wednesday: 2pm-4.30pm

If you would like to use the library, contact us by email or phone to arrange your visit.

Please note that we currently have a section of books (from shelfmarks RC to RM) which have been sent away for conservation treatment. We hope that these will return soon, but in the meantime please do consult SOLO or contact us to check if the books you require are available.

Have a good weekend!

‘Ague & Fever’, Coloured etching by T. Rowlandson after J. Dunthorne, 1788. ‘Fever, represented as a frenzied beast, stands racked in the centre of a room, while a blue monster, representing ague, ensnares his victim by the fireside; a doctor writes prescriptions to the right’. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY