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Extended Christmas Closure for essential maintenance work

From Friday 7th December to Monday 14th January, the library will be closed to allow essential maintenance work to take place. We apologise for any inconvenience caused to our readers, but look forward to re-opening in the New Year in better health than ever!

Meanwhile, other History of Medicine resources can be found at :
Radcliffe Science Library http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/science
Bodleian Library Upper Reading Room http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/bodley/finding-resources/rooms/urr
If you are an external visitor, you will need to apply for a Readers’ Card to access these libraries:
http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/bodley/using-this-library/getting-a-readers-card

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Opening Hours w/b 3rd December

Our opening times next week will be as follows:

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

Our collections covering the history of medicine are available to search on SOLO. We welcome new readers, so if you would like to pay us a visit, do contact us to arrange an appointment!

PLEASE NOTE: From 10th December-10th January inclusive, we will be having some essential maintenance work carried out in Room 2 of the library. All of the books in Room 2 (shelfmarks from R702 CLA 2010 onwards) will be completely sealed by sheeting for the duration, and therefore inaccessible. If you anticipate that you will need access to any of these books in the meantime, please contact us so that we can retrieve them for temporary storage in Room 1.

Have a lovely weekend!

A cure for a cold. Coloured lithograph, G. Tregear, 1833. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY

Opening Hours w/b 26th November

Our Week 8 opening times will be as follows:

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

Our collections covering the history of medicine are available to search on SOLO. We welcome new readers, so if you would like to pay us a visit, do contact us to arrange an appointment!

Have a brilliant weekend!

‘Artificial nose, Europe, 1601-1800’. Credit: Science Museum, London. CC BY

Opening Hours w/b 19th November

Our opening times in Week 7 will be as follows:

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

Our collections covering the history of medicine are available to search on SOLO. If you would like to pay us a visit, contact us in advance to arrange an appointment.

Have a lovely weekend!

Pocket inhaler, London, 1901-1918, used to treat colds and flu. With glass bottle for menthol. Credit: Science Museum, London. CC BY

 

 

Opening Hours w/b 12th November

Our opening times in Week 6 will be:

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

Our collections covering the history of medicine are available to search on SOLO. If you would like to pay us a visit, do contact us in advance by email or phone to arrange an appointment.

Have an excellent weekend!

”The medical student’ by Albert Smith.’ . Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY

Opening Hours w/b 5th November

Our Week 5 opening times will be as follows:

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

Our collections covering the history of medicine are available to search on SOLO. If you are new to the library and would like to visit, please contact us in advance to arrange an appointment.

Have a sparkling weekend!

Pyrotechny: designs for fireworks. Engraving by A. Bell.’ . Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY

Opening Hours w/b 29th October

Our Week 4 opening hours will be as follows:

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

Whilst the library is closed on Thursday, staff will be at the History Graduate Research Fair! If you are a new Oxford graduate student, do come along! 2-4pm, Exam Schools

Our collections covering the history of medicine are available to search on SOLO. If you are new to the library and would like to pay us a visit, please contact us in advance to arrange an appointment.

Have a spooky weekend!

‘Eight different specimen of bats shown with spread and folded wings. Coloured etching by S. Milne.’ . Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY

Opening Hours w/b 22nd October

In Week 3, we will have slightly revised opening hours, as follows:

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

Our collections covering the history of medicine are available to search on SOLO. If you have not been to the library before and would like to pay us a visit, please contact us in advance by email or phone.

Have a lovely weekend!

A convalescing old lady asking her health visitor if she has recovered from her bout of flu. Wood engraving by Leonard Raven-Hill, in issue of ‘Punch, Or the London Charivari’, 8th May 1912. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY

Opening Hours w/b 15th October

In Week 2 our usual opening hours will apply, as follows:

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

Our collections covering the history of medicine are available to search on SOLO. If you are new to the library and would like to visit, please contact us in advance to arrange an appointment.

Have a great weekend!

Colour lithograph after H.M. Bateman, ca. 1950. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY

Opening Hours w/b 8th October

The first week of term is approaching, and the Wellcome Unit Library is available for all of your History of Medicine needs!

Our opening hours for Week 1 are as follows:

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

Our collections are available to search on SOLO. If you would like to consult anything in the library, do contact us in advance by phone or email to arrange your visit.

Dr Williams’ ‘Pink Pills’ were advertised as an iron rich tonic for the blood and nerves to treat anaemia, clinical depression, poor appetite and lack of energy. The tablets were originally advertised as “Pink Pills for Pale People”. Users of the product claimed the pills could even cure paralysis. The patent for the pills was bought by an American politician, Senator George T Fulford (1852-1905) in 1890. Fulford made the product an international success. Credit: Science Museum, London. CC BY