The Welcome Unit Library will be open this week:
- Tuesday 18 Dec (today) 2.15-5.00
- Wednesday 19 Dec 2.15-5.00
- Thursday 20 Dec 2.15-5.00
- Friday 21 Dec 2.15-3.00 – closing early
The library will be closed from 3.00pm on Friday 21 Dec to 2.15 on Wednesday 2 Jan 2013.
Welcome Unit opening hours in start of January 2013
- Wednesday 2 Jan 2.15-4.30
- Thursday 3 Jan 2.15-4.30
- Friday 4 Jan – Monday 7 Jan closed
- Tuesday 8 – Friday 11 Jan 2.15-5.00
If you would like to visit the Wellcome Unit Library please contact us in advance to arrange an appointment by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
While the Library is closed there are lots of interesting online resources available for history of medicine scholars to access 24/7. We have a variety of websites bookmarked on our HSMTOxford Delicious page.
Free online books
Many out of copyright medical texts are available to read in full online via the Internet Archive and Google Books. The Internet Archive’s Medical Heritage Library continues to be added to and currently has nearly 45000 items, including texts and videos, from various institutions, including the National Library of Medicine and New York Public Library. For French and Latin speakers, the Bibliotheque numerique Medic@ provides a wealth of original sources and also biographical information about key medical figures.
Blogs and Project websites
Find out what your fellow historians are researching on one of the many fascinating history of medicine blogs and project websites online. Our favourites include:
- Fatherhood and Childbirth in Britain, from the 1950s to the present
- Asylum Science psychology, pathology and the laboratory – from the nineteenth century to the present day
- From the Hands of Quacks
- Devon Country Medical Hospital Social Attitudes and Mental Illness in Devon 1845-1986
- Early Modern Practitioners The Medical World of England, Wales and Ireland, c. 1500-c.1715
- The Chirurgeon’s Apprentice A website dedicated to the horrors of pre-anaesthetic surgery
- Digistised Diseases informing clinical understanding of chronic conditions affecting the skeleton using archaeological and historical exemplars
- Great War Nurses: this intrepid band – Information and chat about women who served as military nurses from the Boer War through to the end of the Great War
- Contagions thoughts on historic infectious diseases
- History of Vaccines
- The Medicine Chest Exploring the world of eighteenth-century medicine
- Dr Alun early modern Welsh medical history
- The Recipes Project food, science, magic and medicine
- Saving Oxford Medicine Discovering, promoting and preserving Oxford medical archives
- The History of Miliary Aviation Medicine
If this has whetted your appetite, the Contagions blog is hosting this month’s On Giants’ Shoulders history of science carnival and has a great selection of links to current articles and blog posts across the web.