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Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine

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Works: 353 works in 665 publications in 3 languages and 6,026 library holdings
Genres: History  Periodicals  Conference papers and proceedings  Records and correspondence  Biography  Exhibition catalogs  Manuscripts  Sources  Catalogs  Pictorial works 
Roles: Editor, Other, Former owner
Classifications: R131.A1, 610.94
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Medical history( )

in English and Undetermined and held by 1,254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vols. for 1972- include: Scottish Society of the History of Medicine. Report of proceedings, 1970/71-
The Anatomy of madness : essays in the history of psychiatry( Book )

12 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Western medical tradition : 800 B.C.-1800 A.D. by Lawrence I Conrad( Book )

12 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Written by members of the Academic Unit of the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, London, the world's leading centre for the history of medicine, this book surveys the Western medical tradition in all its aspects from the Greeks until 1800 AD, and in its transformations and transplantations into the world of Islam and the Americas. As well as describing the diseases, medical theories, and medical therapies of the past, it places them in a wide social context, and discusses religious and alternative healing as well as major advances in medicine, surgery. and pharmacology. It includes the accounts of patients as well as of their healers, the pains of childbirth and the preparations for death. Although major figures are covered in detail, this is not a history of great men and great moments in medicine, but an attempt to understand the limitations as well as the triumphs of medicine in pre-modern society. The very latest findings of medical historians are here presented in a lively form accessible to all who are interested in the formation of modern ideas on health and healing. The book provides essential reading as a new synthesis for all students of the history of medicine."--Jacket
Ashes to ashes : the history of smoking and health by Wellcome Institute for the History of Medecine (London)( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Current work in the history of medicine( )

in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medieval medical miniatures by Peter Murray Jones( Book )

4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abbildung / Medizin (Mittelalter)
To ask the suffrages of the patrons : Thomas Laycock and the Edinburgh chair of medicine, 1855 by Thomas Laycock( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Galen on problematical movements by Galen( Book )

7 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this forgotten treatise, preserved largely in medieval translations into Arabic and Latin, the greatest medical scientist of antiquity investigates the relationship between conscious and unconscious movements. He looks at the structure of the tongue and the oesophagus, and asks why mental perceptions can have physical effects on the body. Some of his questions still trouble modern scientists, although they would not accept most of his answers. The extensive Introduction and Commentary explain the medical background for non-medical specialists, and discuss the place of this treatise and of anatomy in medieval medicine down to Leonardo da Vinci. As well as being the first English translation of this important work, this is also the first comparative study of medieval translations of the same ancient text, and is based on new editions and collations of all three. The Commentary pays special attention to the linguistic elements involved in making these translations"--Provided by publisher
Letters of Florence Nightingale : in the History of Nursing Archive, Special Collections, Boston University Libraries by Florence Nightingale( Book )

5 editions published between 1977 and 1983 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sex & sexuality, 1640-1940 literary, medical and sociological perspectives( Book )

9 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No laughing matter : historical aspects of anaesthesia : catalogue of an exhibition held at the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, 8 June to 25 September 1987 by Christopher Lawrence( Book )

4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Thomson : China and its people( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Subject catalogue of the history of medicine and related sciences by Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine( Book )

12 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doctor death : medicine at the end of life : an exhibition at the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine by Ken Arnold( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine : a brief description by Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine( Book )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Population-based research in South Wales : the MRC pneumoconiosis research unit and the MRC epidemiology unit by Witness Seminar "The MRC Epidemiology Unit (South Wales)"( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peptic ulcer : rise and fall by Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Post penicillin antibiotics : from acceptance to resistance? : a Witness Seminar held at the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, London, on 12 May 1998 by Wellcome Trust( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maternal care : witness seminar transcript by Witness Seminar "Maternal Care"( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Western medical tradition : 800 B.C.-1800 A.D.
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controlled identityWellcome Institute for the History of Medicine and Related Sciences

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Wellcome Historical Medical Library

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Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine

Wellcome institute for the history of medicine and related sciences

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The Western medical tradition : 800 B.C.-1800 A.D.Ashes to ashes : the history of smoking and healthScience, medicine, and dissent : Joseph Priestley (1733-1804): papers celebrating the 250th anniversary of the birth of Joseph Priestley together with a catalogue of an exhibition held at the Royal Society and the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine