We are one of the world's major resources for the study of medical history. We also offer a growing collection of material relating to contemporary medicine and biomedical science in society.

About the collections

'The most popular agent' trade card illustration by Starkey and Palen. Credit: Wellcome Library, London

Projects

From 'Concerning the Heavenly Stars', a tract from a collection of nine works on astronomy, astrology and mathematics. Armenian Manuscript 7. Credit: Wellcome Library, London

Developing and caring for our collections

Hospital staff treating a casualty, Hospitals Centre Birmingham Credit: Wellcome Library, London

Jobs at Wellcome Library

The Four Gospels, 1495, the Evangelist dictating his Gospel to his pupil Prochoros. Credit: Wellcome Library, London

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How to find us

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The Wellcome Library is open to anyone with an interest in the history of health and medicine.

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