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A doctor with nurses. Studio portrait.
Credit: Wellcome Library, London
The Library has lots of information about the lives of medical and healthcare personnel and patients that family historians and biographers may find useful.
A comprehensive guide listing all the biography and family resources we hold is available in PDF format [353.64 KB].
The following guides provide information about the sources available in the Library for researching particular professions:
Biography and family history: general resources
Biography and family history: doctors, physicians, surgeons and apothecaries
In addition, the following resource is useful for researchers:
Ancestry Library editionThe Ancestry website contains a large number of databases and tools for family history research, including, London Parish records and birth, marriage and death records, UK and US census records, and the UK Medical Registers (1859-1959).The Wellcome Library has a subscription to Ancestry, which is available from Library PCs.
Explore the history of public health in London