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A man performing a forward flip. Collotype after Eadweard Muybridge, 1887.
Credit: Wellcome Library, London.
A starting point for exploring specific topics within the Library’s print and digital collections.
The range of subject guides reflect popular research interests and particular strengths of our collections. They are not comprehensive guides to all our holdings on a topic, but rather, selected highlights and introductory material that may inspire further discovery.
This introductory guide looks within the Wellcome Library and beyond to identify popular science writing for anyone who enjoys a good read.
Introduction to popular science resources
The Library has lots of information about the lives of medical and healthcare personnel and patients that family historians and biographers may find useful.
Biography and family history
This guide provides a starting point for finding historical mortality statistics for England and Wales.
Introduction to mortality statistics in England and Wales: 17th-20th century