Two Fantastic Resources for Medical Humanities Reseachers

Centre for Medical Humanities Blog

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Just a note of introduction to those who have not yet accessed the Wellcome Witnesses to Twentieth Century Medicine. Co-ordinated through Queen Mary’s The History of Modern Biomedicine Research Group, the Wellcome Witnesses aim “to develop and strengthen links between members of the biomedical research community and medical historians, and to promote and facilitate the study of the history of twentieth-century medicine and medical science by encouraging the creation and deposit of material sources for use by present and future historians.”Of course, its not only historians who can benefit from the open access transcripts, which are public records of some extraordinary meetings in which significant figures in twentieth-century medicine are invited to discuss specific discoveries or events in recent medical history, especially in a British context. They are available online and in Archives and Manuscripts in the Wellcome Library, London (collection GC/253). A wide range of…

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