Friday, May 27, 2011

Wellcome Library Insights: June - July


Our popular Insight sessions offer visitors to the Wellcome Library an opportunity to explore the variety of our holdings. These free sessions are thematic in style, last around an hour and offer a chance to learn about our collections.

Details of June and July's Insights have just been released. They are:

Fascinating Faces - 16th June, 3pm-4pm
(Learn about the provocative idea that our faces can be 'read' - is it an art or a science?)

Women, Health and Healing - 23rd June, 3pm-4pm
(Explore the changing attitudes of women in medicine and attitudes to female healers through the centuries)

Henry Wellcome: His Life and Work - 28th July, 6pm-7pm
(Find out more about our founder as an individual, a businessman and as a collector).

For more details on how to attend the sessions, please follow the links above to the appropriate pages on the Wellcome Collection website.

Image: Seven portraits of women, compared for their beauty and prudence. Drawing, c. 1789 (Wellcome Library no. 28698i)

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Here's one we made earlier...



As the latest issue of the Wellcome Trust's Big Picture tackles the themes of Food and Diet, we thought we would set a culinary challenge for chef Zack Mila. Faced with the Library's collection of 17th recipe manuscripts - and an absence of details, such as cooking times and temperatures - could Zack bring a centuries old recipe to life?

Click on the film above to see how Zach - aided by the Wellcome Library's Helen Wakely - got on (and if you want to look at the recipe in more detail, this link from our catalogue will take you to a digitised edition of it).

Video by Barry J Gibb, Multimedia Editor, Wellcome Trust

Monday, May 23, 2011

Wellcome Library workshops

This week’s free Wellcome Library workshops are:

Free for all: history of medicine on the Web
Where can you access over 600 000 free full-text journal articles? What online resource includes access to over 3600 digitised medical resources? What is the WWW-Virtual Library for the History of Medicine? Find the best places to start if you are looking for reliable, accessible history of medicine resources on the internet.
Tuesday 24th May 2-3pm


Pubmed and Pubmed Central: an introduction

Are you looking for the latest findings on diabetes or for historical research on radiology? Take a closer look at PubMed, one of the leading databases for locating research articles in the fields of health, medicine and dentistry. It contains over 15 million references back to the 1950s and is freely available to anyone with access to the internet. It is linked to PubMed Central, a free archive of life sciences journals.
Thursday 26th May, 2-3.15pm

Our programme of free workshops offers short practical sessions to help you discover and make use of the wealth of information available at the Wellcome Library. Book a place from the library website.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

May item of the month: English manual of practical chiromancy or palmistry, 1648



Ever wished you had the ability to accurately judge a person’s character from their appearance? Perhaps you want to know when your baby will be born? Or what message your new beard is giving to strangers? Well, you’re in luck. The Wellcome Library Archives and Manuscripts department have just the thing for you!

MS.8727 is a newly catalogued manual of practical chiromancy or palmistry, dating from 1648. The manuscript also includes sections on physiognomy and metoscopy, or the reading of lines on the forehead.

Using this manual, we learn that long, white fingernails are found on sickly, feverish people, whilst those with short, crooked nails are proud people who “delight in superfluity.” People with white or grey hair are slippery with “evill manners.” Narrow eyebrows of pale gold which consist only of short hairs demonstrate that a person is “one of good nature, apt to everything, fearful, but given to revenge.”

Even a person’s facial hair can be used to judge their personality. The man in the picture above, with his handsome beard, is apparently “melancholique. Also ingenious, sincere, cordiall, constant, resolute and valiant.” The manual suggests he would make a good soldier. However, if you are unable to grow such an impressive beard, remember that a lack of facial hair will lead people to believe you have “an evill nature."



Expectant parents are given very specific advice on how to calculate exactly when a baby will be born by reading their own palms. For example: “if that line ends in the plaine of Mars it is borne in March or October upon a Tuesday; if the crosses or lines go towards Mercury and end there, they are borne in May or August Wednesday.”

Palmistry can also be used to amaze your friends by correctly guessing a stranger’s birth date: “if that line end toward the hill of Luna and it have a crosse, sure he or she was borne on 10th June on Monday.”

If you are interested in finding out more about the subject of face reading, the Wellcome Library Insights session on Fascinating Faces is next being held on Thursday 16 June at 3 O'Clock. More information about this and other events can be found on the Wellcome Collection website.

The Strangeways Laboratory, ‘The Mustard Club’, and Honor Fell’s ‘aliens’









You may remember that when the Mustard Club met here last time we were asked to provide some chemical or physical proof that the globules which entered the cells of our cultures were really mustard.




Honor Fell, Director of the Strangeways Research Laboratory, wrote this to Sir Joseph Barcroft on 6th May 1940. She was not alluding to the wildly successful organisation for the promotion of the condiment devised by the novelist Dorothy Sayers while working at Benson’s advertising agency. With the outbreak of World War II, along with other war-related projects, the Strangeways undertook research, using their pioneering techniques of tissue culture, on the biological action of toxic gases used in chemical warfare, including ‘mustard gas’, so widely deployed during the Great War, in collaboration with other institutions, specifically the Ministry of Supply Chemical Defence Research Department’s Experimental Station at Porton. Fell was also in correspondence with Professor R. A. Peters in Oxford, whose related work on British Anti-Lewisite can be found in GC/197.

The archives of the Strangeways and the papers of Honor Fell and her colleague F. G. Spear have been available in the Wellcome Library for nearly two decades and an article on them was published in Medical History in 1996. Archives and Manuscripts fairly recently received an additional accession of the files relating to the Strangeways’ war work and other government-sponsored research in the 1940s: these have now been catalogued as SA/SRL/M.

Work under wartime conditions and the constraints of official secrecy raised numerous practical problems. By March 1940 Honor Fell was becoming rather anxious about the safety of the increasing accumulation of top secret documents and reports relating to the project, and wondered whether locked cupboards inside locked rooms were adequately secure. She asked Lord Rothschild whether the Ministry of Supply could provide them with a small safe. She also asked him whether he was able to procure for them a small sloughed snake skin to their experiments:


I am sorry to trouble you about this, but it would be rather difficult for me to get hold of the material without being asked awkward questions.


(Rothschild’s contacts at the Zoological Society of London did in fact expeditiously produce an ‘almost complete’ garter snake skin.) They also had to ask permission to discuss research matters with individuals who were not already on the approved list. In November 1940 the Ministry of Supply suffered losses through enemy action and had to request Fell to send copies of documentation. Acquiring the necessary equipment and its maintenance in adequate working order also presented problems, as the long-drawn out saga of gaining access to a functioning absorptiometer in the face of competing claims to the few available indicates.

As well as the general concerns over preserving the secrecy of the work Fell and Allsopp were doing, for which guarantees had to be provided, the Strangeways during the 1930s had come to employ a significant number of refugee scientists. Honor Fell’s concerns over her ‘aliens’ and her desire to protect them is reflected in this correspondence. In Jan 1939 she wrote to the Director of Military Intelligence refusing to supply information about ‘the aliens in this laboratory’, having learnt from Lord Rothschild that this was in order that the aliens in question could be secretly supervised by military police:


Since these people are not only my colleagues but personal friends in some cases of long standing, the idea of assisting in this matter is extremely distasteful to me… I believe that I am under no legal obligation to supply the information and I am prepared to guarantee the reliability of anyone in my department and to accept full responsibility for them.


She added that scrupulous care was taken to preserve secrecy about the work they were doing for the Ministry of Supply, with only staff who had signed the Official Secrets Act having access to the relevant laboratories.

For a significant period Fell was deprived of the assistance of ‘my aliens’, who had been carrying on the non-secret research in which the Laboratory continued to be engaged but by late 1940 the Ministry of Supply was able to get the Aliens War Service Department to give them provisional permits enabling their return. By the end of 1942 they were even providing indirect assistance to the secret work by translating an ‘immensely long’ scientific paper in German which Porton were anxious to have for reference.

An unexpected outcome of the research into agents of chemical warfare and the means to counter their effects during the Second World War was the discovery that some of them had therapeutic uses.

An extensive sources leaflet provides further information on War, Medicine and Health at the time of the Second World War and a number of other collections illustrate the important contributions of refugee doctors and scientists.

New acquisition: a portrait of Ange-Bernard Imbert-Delonnes

The great aspirations, dramatic events, heroic deeds and terrible crimes against persons that occurred in France between the first stirrings of the Revolution in 1789 and the end of the First Empire in 1815 remain stamped in the public memory even after two centuries. The Scarlet Pimpernel, A tale of two cities and La Chartreuse de Parme are some of the literary works inspired by this unprecedented episode, and there are innumerable works of history and iconography. Everything that happened in France at that time seems to have a heightened presence -– especially its fine arts, as many brilliant French painters, sculptors, craftsmen and draftsmen lived and died in those turbulent years.

Drawing by Pierre Chasselat, 1799-1800. Wellcome Library no. 729420i
It is therefore a pleasure for the Wellcome Library to be able to acquire a magnificent drawing from that period which has remained unknown until very recently (above). It is a portrait of the French surgeon Ange-Bernard Imbert-Delonnes (1747-1818) by Pierre Chasselat, signed by him and dated in the revolutionary calendar "L'an 8" (1799-1800).

The drawing, without identification of its subject, was discovered by Marc Fecker of the firm of Didier Aaron Ltd. (right), who also carried out independent research in the Wellcome Library in order to re-identify the sitter. The identity was clinched by the discovery of a rare engraving (Bibliothèque Nationale de France) of the head and shoulders of our sitter, which was copied from the Wellcome Library's drawing and was published as a portrait of Ange-Bernard Imbert-Delonnes in his lifetime.

Imbert-Delonnes was born at Vacqueyras near Avignon (then in the Papal States) and spent much of his career as a military surgeon, serving under Napoleon at the battle of Marengo (1800). At one time a member of the new French Republic's Conseil de Santé, he later became the director of the veterans' hospital in Avignon – now in a different country, France. He died in Paris in 1818. His life and works formed the subject of a doctoral thesis by J. Robert in 1976, but, though Robert's thesis was well researched, he did not know of this drawing.[1] Robert did however reproduce the engraving in the Bibliothèque Nationale de France which led to the identification of the subject of the drawing.

The drawing shows the lordly figure of Imbert-Delonnes sitting in his study surrounded by mementos of his professional life. In the left background is his scholarly library presided over by a statue of Aesculapius (left). Above right is a portrait of his surgical role-model Ambroise Paré (1510-1590), while a volume of Paré's works is seen in the lower left corner. That volume leans against another portrait, of a man disfigured by tumours: he was a star patient of Imbert-Delonnes, Périer de Gurat, portrayed for Imbert-Delonnes by Joseph Boze the evening before the operation in which Imbert-Delonnes removed the tumours. On the far right, in a belljar, is a colossal tumour removed controversially from another prominent patient, Charles Delacroix (1741-1805); and neoclassical furniture, about which more is still being discovered. The highlights of white gouache applied to the rendering of the chair represent the hardness and smartness of these magnificent ebony or mahogany surfaces.

Despite the many disparate and in two cases unattractive objects which the patron wished to include in the drawing, the artist managed to provide a coherent portrait of the sitter and his attributes in a lifelike and welcoming setting. Its plethora of detail, secure documentation, and high-quality draftsmanship together make this one of the most remarkable French drawings to have emerged from obscurity in recent years. It has been acquired by the Wellcome Library with the aid of grants from the MLA/V&A Purchase Grant Fund and The Art Fund.

For further details please see the description in the Wellcome Library on-line catalogue and this press release issued by the Wellcome Trust. A further publication by Marc Fecker and William Schupbach will present a fuller analysis of the drawing, its subject, and the episodes which individual details in the drawing refer to.

The drawing is available for viewing in the Wellcome Library, where it joins a collection of some 15,000 portraits of public figures from Greek philosophers and Roman emperors to our own contemporaries.

[1] Jacques Robert, La vie et l'oeuvre du chirurgien Imbert-Delonnes (1747-1818), thesis, Université Claude-Bernard, Lyons, 1976

Monday, May 16, 2011

Wellcome Library Worskhops

This week’s free Wellcome Library workshops are:

Finding full text journals online
A guide to finding the full text of online journals in the Wellcome Library and beyond.
Tuesday 17th May 2-3pm

Finding published research (using WOS and Scopus)
Do you need to find references in the scientific, medical or social sciences journal literature? Discover how easy it is to search for citations on a particular theme or by a specific author. Stay informed and find the best way to save and develop your searches.
Thursday 19th May, 2-3pm

Our programme of free workshops offers short practical sessions to help you discover and make use of the wealth of information available at the Wellcome Library. Book a place from the library website.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

A celebration of Louis Wain’s Cats at Brent Museum

An exhibition of cat illustrations by Louis Wain (1860-1939) has recently opened at Brent Museum, Willesden Green Library Centre, London, NW10. A visit is highly recommended, especially if you are a fan of Wain, cats or the art of anthropomorphism! Wain is one of Brent’s most famous artists, having lived in the local area in the early twentieth century with his sisters and mother in a house on Brondesbury Road.

The Wellcome Library’s Archives and Manuscripts department has contributed to the exhibition two drawings, which originate from the papers of Noel Gordon Harris (1897-1963), presented to the Library in 1985. Harris was a specialist in psychological medicine and early on in his career was appointed to a position at Springfield Mental Hospital, Tooting, South West London. At this time Louis Wain was a patient at the hospital, having been admitted to the pauper ward in 1924, following bouts of erratic and occasionally violent behaviour. It is likely that the two drawings came into Harris’s possession some time between then and shortly after Wain was moved to Bethlem Royal Hospital, South London, around 1925. It is known that Wain often gave away his drawings, which he produced in vast quantities, to friends and acquaintances.

Although such a notion can only be purely speculative, one of the Wellcome drawings, of a rather spiky looking cat, seems to make a dig at the medics who were treating him, captioned by him “Caught! Keep your mouth shut, and let me open your mind for you”. Of course there have been numerous interpretations of Wain’s drawings in the context of understanding his mental health problems. Once considered schizophrenic, more recently he has been thought to have had Asperger’s syndrome and Visual agnosia, which would certainly go some way in explaining his obsessive drawing of cats and the intricate patterns of some of his more ‘kaleidoscopic’ cat drawings.

Further examples of the breadth of Wain’s cat images are held by the Paintings, Prints and Drawings collection of the Wellcome Library, comprising two ‘conventional’ humorous images and two ‘serious’ highly patterned images. It is easy to be unnerved by the ‘mad staring eyes’ of the latter cat image, but on the other hand some people may find the whole notion of cats singing, playing cricket or tobogganing much stranger! Whatever our opinions, the therapeutic value of art for patients in medical settings has gained wide credence since the 20th century. The Wellcome Library continues to collect primary and secondary sources on patient art and art in mental illness, two notable examples can be found in the archives of Rudolph K. Freudenberg [PP/RKF] and a soon to be catalogued small collection of Edward Adamson, pioneer of art therapy.

If the exhibition in NW10 wets your appetite then swiftly turn your attention to the Chris Beetles Gallery and the Bethlem Art and History Collections Trust. The Brent Museum exhibition consists chiefly of works loaned by these two organisations.

Communicating Through Cats: The Art and Mind of Louis Wain”, Brent Museum, runs until 29th October 2011. A series of free exhibition related events will include a talk by Wain biographer Rodney Dale on 23 June.

Images:
- Drawing of cat by Louis Wain, from papers of Noel Gordon Harris (PP/NGH/58)
- A cat in "gothic" style. Gouache by Louis Wain, 1925/1939 (Wellcome Library no. 38887i)

Author: Amanda Engineer

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Messages to Francis

From letters sent to the eminent molecular biologist Francis Crick between 1987 and 2003:

Dear Francis, wen I am olda, I wood lik to be a brilliant scientistt like you. Did you always want to be a scientist? Is it a good job being a scientist? Wot advice wood you give me to be a good scientist? It has been lovely riting to you Francis. Lots of love xxxxxxx

In a single sentence how would you sum up the significance of the understanding of DNA?

I know you are a very busy man but it would be greatful to me if you would answer these questions. 1. Would you be my pen pal?

I thought you might be interested in going into the training business with me. I think I figured out how to help develop genius, but I’m not all the way there yet. Writing to you seemed like a shortcut to avoid a lot of hassle

2. How was your friendship with Rosalind Franklin?

I agree with Panspermia – the hypothesis in which you suggest that the earth was seeded by life from another planet. The Word came down to this planet and breathed life into the forms that the Word had designed

What is your opinion on a notion as free-spirited and defiant in practical thinking (and potentially unravelling) as love?

3. How did it feel to stand before the king of Sweden?

Friendly
Radiant
Angel
Nice
Cute
Intelligent
Super

Dear Ms. Crick: The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is seeking individuals as candidates for appointment to the Advisory Commission on Childhood Vaccines (ACCV). You are invited to recommend candidates

4. Were you best friends with James D. Watson?

Atlanta had a particularly intense blooming season this spring, and as I began to feel manic I resumed taking the maximum dosage. Due to a tragic oversight, and my own growing loss of control, I ran out of Lithium on April 20th. I took the ultimate manic trip (got to be God, and by the way, it was fun!)

I am a student in Knoxville, Tennessee. I wanted to let you know that our class prayed for you today. May God bless and protect your family

In the beginning was the Word. Through him all things were made. In him was life. Call it A C G T if you will

You were lucky, my mom would never let me blow up anythink

An ancient Chinese poem written more than two thousand years ago adequately expressed my admiration for you: "Behold a high mountain with awe, and look up to it with esteem. Although I cannot make the journey, my heart is there with you”

Archives and manuscripts cataloguing, April 2011

It’s (almost) all in the mind: the focus of this month’s completed cataloguing is largely on the mind, on psychology and psychiatry. As has been mentioned in previous blog posts, the archives of the British Psychological Society have been deposited at the Library and there is a long-running project making these available: the material is being repackaged in acid-free folders, and the catalogue records updated to take account of its new format. Last month we highlighted several collections from this source that had been released and this month another became available: papers relating to the behavioural psychologist Edward Chace Tolman (1886-1959) (PSY/TOL). Tolman’s papers are described in detail in their own blog posting; of particular interest are the items relating to his work on rats learning in mazes and, in complete contrast, those on his political stance during the McCarthyite period in the USA, when in the interests of academic freedom he took legal action against the imposition of a Loyalty Oath.

Remote on the spectrum from Tolman’s behaviourism is the work of Roger Money-Kyrle (PP/RMK), a leading Kleinian psychoanalyst with personal links to many other figures already documented in our holdings (for example, Melanie Klein herself, and Henry Dicks whose papers were recently released and described in another blog post). Money-Kyrle’s papers have been described here; the bulk of them consist of case histories and his development of these into writings.

Turning from the mind to the brute physical facts of war, this month the archives and manuscripts department acquired and catalogued a fascinating memoir of service by a woman doctor in the Second World War. Dr Muriel "Molly" Newhouse is primarily remembered for her work in occupational health and in particular establishing the connection between asbestos and mesothelioma: however, like many other medical men and women she found herself in 1942 (having qualified in 1936) called up into the Royal Army Medical Corps. Her unit followed the D-Day forces into Normandy and, as is described in a blog post, she found herself called upon to treat the sick, carry out surgery and on at least one occasion plunge into midwifery, delivering the baby of a local farmer’s wife. In her time in Normandy she never went more than seven miles inland: subsequent postings took her further afield, to India and to Singapore, where she cared for prisoners recently released from the horrific conditions of Japanese PoW camps. A blog post has described her memoir, and the item itself can be viewed in the catalogue as MS.8766.

Image: Fowler's phrenological head, from Wellcome Images (image number L0057592).

Twins take the stage

Today marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of a very famous pair of twins - Chang and Eng.

These conjoined-twins are from where the term "Siamese twins" originates. They were born at Maklong near Bankok in Siam of Chinese extraction; they were taken to America and then England in 1829, by a British merchant, Robert Hunter, who with his American partner Abel Coffin, began to exhibit them as curiosities in tours across Britain and America. They caused great excitement and curiosity, and their act included standing still on stage, performing acrobatics and as shown here playing a variation of badminton.

After visiting the principal cities in Europe they returned to America in 1839 and settled as farmers in North Carolina, adopting the name of Bunker and marrying two sisters who bore each of them many healthy children. Over time however, financial concerns - due in no small part to the American Civil War - saw them take to the road again.

In 1869 - on another European tour - they took advice on the possibilities of surgery to separate themselves (the advice was inconclusive). Both twins died on 17th January 1874. Chang, suffering from pneumonia, died suddenly in his sleep; Eng passed away three hours later.

Their fame in their lifetime is indicated by this satirical print from our collections, with the Duke of Wellingtong and Sir Robert Peel being compared to Chang and Eng. For a wider sense of the world the twins inhabited upon the stages of Europe and the United States, our Freak show ephemera captures many of the other speciality "acts" of the time.

Images:
Chang and Eng the Siamese twins, aged eighteen, playing badminton. Lithograph (Library no. 2447i)
Wellington and Peel compared with the Siamese twins (above); a rich bishop and a poor parson; and a street vendor. Etching by W. Heath, 1830. (Wellcome Library no. 12230i)

Monday, May 9, 2011

Wellcome Library Workshops

This week’s free Wellcome Library workshops are:

Wellcome Images
Do you need a picture? Find what you need from Wellcome Images: search 160 000 pictures online, covering the history of medicine and the history of human culture from the earliest periods of civilisation to the present day.
Tuesday 10th May 2-3pm

Science in the news: keeping track of stories in the media
For anyone interested in following science in the media, this workshop will introduce you to online science news sources, and internet tools for keeping up to date.
Thursday 12th May, 2-3.15pm

Our programme of free workshops offers short practical sessions to help you discover and make use of the wealth of information available at the Wellcome Library. Book a place from the library website.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

If Walls Could Talk

Last week, Dr Lesley Hall, Senior Archivist, Wellcome Library, appeared in an episode of BBC4's new history series, If Walls Could Talk: The History of the Home.

In the series, presenter Dr Lucy Worsley uncovers the history of familiar domestic spaces. In the most recent episode, devoted to the bedroom, Dr Hall discussed that space as the site for childbirth, pre-nineteenth century.

To illustrate this, Drs Hall and Worsley toured Wellcome Collection, taking in the birthing chair in the Medicine Man gallery and the Wellcome Library's copy of Jane Sharp's Compleat Midwife's Companion (1724).

If Walls Could Talk is currently available to watch for viewers in the UK through the BBC iPlayer.

Image: Frontispiece of the Compleat Midwife's Companion, including a scene of a woman who has recently given birth, being attended to by midwives.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Roger Money-Kyrle papers

Archives and Manuscripts is extremely pleased to announce that the papers of the eminent Kleinian psychoanalyst, Roger Money-Kyrle are now catalogued and available for research, subject to certain Data Protection restrictions on parts of the collection.

Money-Kyrle (1898-1980) had an extremely distinguished analytic pedigree, having been analysed by Ernest Jones and Freud, and later on by Melanie Klein. His initial interest in psychoanalysis was spurred by a belief in what it could contribute to understanding of wider questions of politics, economics, and society in general. He acquired two PhDs – one, working in Vienna, while also undertaking analysis with Freud, with Professor Morris Schlick, on ‘Contribution to the Theory of Reality’, and one at University College London working with Professor J C Flugel, on ‘The Meaning of Sacrifice’. The collection includes two boxes of papers relating to this early, largely philosophically and anthropologically-orientated, work. Although Money-Kyrle was elected an associate of the British Psycho-Analytical Association in 1928 this was on condition that he did not practise.

During the 1930s he published a number of books and articles developing his ideas relating psychoanalysis to wider social issues. In 1936 he was persuaded by John Rickman to undertake a training analysis with Melanie Klein, and in 1945 he became a full member of the British Psycho-Analytical Association, started seeing analysands, and subsequently also qualified as a training analyst.

During the War he was employed at the Air Ministry (he had served in the Royal Flying Corps in World War I). After the War he joined Henry Dicks in Germany, working with the German Personnel Research Branch, which was concerned with identifying individuals who could be trusted to build up the new Germany following the fall of the Third Reich. There is a small amount of material in the collection relating to this period.

The bulk of the collection, however, consists of case histories, and Money-Kyrle’s development of his ideas in his writings. There are many notes and drafts and early versions of material that was later published in various forms. There is a little personalia, some correspondence with colleagues, and a few files relating to professional organisations with which he was involved, including the Melanie Klein Trust. The collection also includes correspondence and drafts relating to his role in editing the special issue of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis to mark Melanie Klein’s 70th Birthday, and the volume New Directions in Psychoanalysis (1955), an important statement of the thinking of the Kleinian school.

The survival of Money-Kyrle’s papers appears to have been somewhat haphazard, and there are a number of lacunae in the materials here. However this is an important collection of papers of a key figure in the promotion and development of Klein’s ideas and also shows his interactions with a number of other colleagues. It adds to our existing strong holdings in this area.

Wellcome Library Workshop

This week’s free Wellcome Library workshop is:
Making the most of my library:
the Wellcome Library catalogue and how to personalise it
Perplexed by the Library catalogue? Find what you're really looking for! In this workshop you will learn the most effective way of searching the Wellcome Library catalogue and the best strategies for finding the resources you need. You'll also discover what you can do with your Library Account, and what it can do for you.
Thursday 5th May, 5-6pm

Our programme of free workshops offer short practical sessions to help you discover and make use of the wealth of information available at the Wellcome Library. Book a place from the library website.

 
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