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Saturday, 16th January 2016

Wellcome Adds Historical Medical Database to Library

By Africa S. Hands

From Wellcome Library blog:

We are pleased to announce access to the online database Popular Medicine in America, 1800-1900 in the Library. This fascinating collection uses a variety of different sources from trade cards to advertising ephemera to explore material aimed at the public rather than the medical professional.

The collection is full of lavishly illustrated material that is great to delve into. You can explore these through the image gallery or the online exhibitions on the website. There are even essays and a chronology to help illuminate the contents of the collection.

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