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Wellcome Unit Library unstaffed on Friday 10 May

The Library will not be staffed on Friday 10 May.  If you would like to make an appointment to visit the library please contact us.

Remote access for University members
Oxford University staff and students can still access many online subscription resources remotely using their Single Sign On.

These resources include:

  • eJournals via Oxford eJournals e.g. Medical History,
  • eBooks via SOLO – we have an extra large list of eBooks currently available as we are trialling a new eBooks package with over 100000 titles.
  • primary source databases via OxLIP+ e.g. Early English Books Online, Early European Books Online, The Making of the Modern World and many more resources covering from ancient to modern times.

Free online resources for all
There are also lots of resources available for free on the open web, including free eBooks on the Internet Archive, Gutenberg Project and Google Books.  We’ve bookmarked our favourite free History of Medicine related websites on Delicious.

Related Links Contact us | View our favourite online resources on our Delicious site | View our newest acquisitions on LibraryThing

Wellcome Unit Library closed on Bank Holiday Mondays

The Wellcome Unit Library will be closed on the bank holildays this Monday 6 May and also Monday 27 May.  However, the Bodleian Library, Bodleian History Faculty Library and Radcliffe Science Library will be open.

There will not be a Wellcome Unit Seminar on these dates either.

Ambulance at city nursing home (1960) by  Adolph B. Rice Studio (Rice Collection 2647A, Library of Virginia)

Ambulance at city nursing home (1960) by Adolph B. Rice Studio (Rice Collection 2647A, Library of Virginia)

Further reading from week 2 seminar available online
If you enjoyed Professor Avnor Offer’s seminar last week you can read more by him online, even when the library is closed:

The Economy of Obligation: Incomplete Contracts and the Cost of the Welfare State (Discussion Papers in Economic and Social History Number 103, August 2012)

A Warrant for Pain: Caveat Emptor  vs. the Duty of Care in American MedicalSystem  c. 1970-2010 (Discussion Papers in Economic and Social History Number 102, August 2012)

Self-interest, Sympathy and the Invisible Hand: From Adam Smith to Market Liberalism (Discussion Papers in Economic and Social History Number 101, August 2012)

The Challenge of Affluence: Self-control and Well-being in the United States and Britain since 1950 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006). Available as an ebook for members of Oxford University via SOLO

Coming up week4 seminar
On Monday 13 February, Stephen Jacyna from University College London will be delivering a seminar on ‘La Propriété de soi: the Political Economy of the Self in Post-revolutionary France’.

Related Links Contact us | Opening hours | Free online resources on the history of medicine | Wellcome Unit Seminar Series

Wellcome Unit Library unstaffed Friday 26 April

The Library will not be staffed on Friday 26 April 2013.  We will be open as normal in the afternoons 2.15-5pm today (Thursday 25 April) and next week.

If you would like to make an appointment to visit the library please contact us.

Related Links Contact us | View our favourite online resources on our Delicious site | View our newest acquisitions on LibraryThing

Wellcome Unit Library unstaffed on Monday 15 April

DSCN4908The Library will not be staffed on Monday 15 April.  We will be open as normal in the afternoons 2.15-5pm for the rest of the week (16-19 April).

If you would like to make an appointment to visit the library please contact us.

Remote access for University members
Oxford University staff and students can still access many online subscription resources remotely using their Single Sign On.

These resources include:

  • eJournals via Oxford eJournals e.g. Medical History,
  • eBooks via SOLO – we have an extra large list of eBooks currently available as we are trialling a new eBooks package with over 100000 titles.
  • primary source databases via OxLIP+ e.g. Early English Books Online, Early European Books Online, The Making of the Modern World and many more resources covering from ancient to modern times.

Free online resources for all
There are also lots of resources available for free on the open web, including free eBooks on the Internet Archive, Gutenberg Project and Google Books.  We’ve bookmarked our favourite free History of Medicine related websites on Delicious.

Related Links Contact us | View our favourite online resources on our Delicious site | View our newest acquisitions on LibraryThing

Wellcome Unit Library unstaffed Friday 22-Monday 25 March

The Wellcome Unit Library will be unstaffed on Friday 22 March and Monday 25 March.

We will be open as normal Tuesday – Thursday 26-28 March, 2.15-5pm.  Please contact us if you would like to visit the Library.

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Easter Weekend Closure

The Wellcome Unit will also be closed over the Easter weekend Friday 29 March to Monday 1 April inclusive.

 

Related Links Contact Us | Opening Hours | Free online HSMT resources (our favourites listed on Delicious)

Wellcome Unit Library opening hours over the coming weeks

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Entrance to the Wellcome Unit

The Wellcome Unit Library will be staffed at the following times in the coming two weeks:

  • Monday 4 Mar 2.15-5pm
  • Tuesday 5 Mar 2.15-5pm
  • Wednesday 6 Mar – unstaffed
  • Thursday 7 Mar 2.15-5pm
  • Friday 8 Mar – unstaffed
  • Monday 11 Mar – unstaffed
  • Tuesday – Friday 12-15 Mar, 2.15-5pm

If you would like to make an appointment to visit the library please contact us.

Related Links Contact us | View our favourite online resources on our Delicious site | View our newest acquisitions on LibraryThing

Christmas Closure and Online Resources at the Wellcome Unit Library

Wellcome Unit in the snow by Bethan Jenkins

Wellcome Unit in the snow by Bethan Jenkins

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 wellcomeunit.library@bodleian.ox.ac.uk

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.

Contagions blog

Contagions blog

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:

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.

Related Links Wellcome Unit Library contact details | HSMTOxford Delicious page

Wellcome Unit Seminar Monday 15 October 2012

Social Security Booklet (c) Archives New Zealand

Michaelmas Term 2012 History of Medicine Seminar Series
Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine,
Seminar Room, 47 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6PE

The following seminars will be held at on Mondays at 2.15pm
Coffee will be available from 2.00pm

‘Health and Medicine in Britain and its Empire’
Convener: Professor Mark Harrison

Week 2 – 15 October
John Stewart, Glasgow Caledonian University
“Some Abstract Socialist Idea or Principle”: The Impact of New Zealand’s 1938 Social Security Act on British Thinking about Health Care Reform

About the Speaker

Professor John Stewart is Centre for the Social History of Health and Healthcare Director and Professor of Health History at Glasgow Caledonian University. His research interests range broadly across modern British history, focussing in particular on the history of health care provision and social policy, with an associated emphasis on the history of child welfare. Specific research topics have included: municipal medicine in inter-war England and Wales; child evacuation policies in wartime Scotland; and welfare provision in ‘peripheral’ areas of the United Kingdom and Europe.

Selected Publications

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