Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine

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Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine
Active1968–1999
Parent institution
Wellcome Trust
Address
Wellcome Building, 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE
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Websitehttp://www.wellcome.ac.uk/[1]

The Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine (1968–1999) was a London centre for the study and teaching of medical history.[2][3] It consisted of the Wellcome Library and an Academic Unit. The former was and is a world-class library collection owned and managed by the Wellcome Trust and staffed by librarians including academic librarians who held honorary lectureships at University College London. The Academic Unit was a group of university staff appointed at University College London that conducted a program of university teaching, thesis supervision, seminars, conferences and publications.

Directors of the Wellcome Historical Medical Museum and of the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine[edit]

Librarians[edit]

  • 1900-1913 C. J. S. Thompson
  • 1913-1918 T. W. Huck, FLA
  • 1919-1921 C. C. Barnard, MLA
  • 1921-1925 W. R. B. Prideaux, BA, FLA (photo)
  • 1925-1931 C. R. Hewitt, FLA
  • 1932-1946 S. A. J. Moorat, MA, DipLib (obit)
  • 1946-1953 W. J. Bishop, FLA
  • 1954-1964 F. Noël L. Poynter, BA, PhD, Hon MD, FLA
  • 1964-1973 E. Gaskell, BA, ALA
  • 1973-1996 Eric J. Freeman, BA, ALA[4]
  • 1996–2004 David Pearson

In 1999 the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine was terminated, and in its place two new organisations were created: The Wellcome Library and the Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL. The following persons succeeded David Pearson as Librarians of the Wellcome Library.

Academic Unit in 1992[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wellcome Trust". Archived from the original on 1 September 2004. Retrieved 23 May 2020.
  2. ^ "History of the Wellcome Library". Wellcome Library. Retrieved 12 March 2015.
  3. ^ Symons, John (1993). Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine. A Short History. London: The Wellcome Trust. ISBN 1-869835-34-4. Retrieved 12 March 2015.
  4. ^ a b c Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine: A Brief Description. 1992.

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