[Humanist] 26.161 Medical Heritage Library grows

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Sat Jul 14 01:45:19 CEST 2012

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 161.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Fri, 13 Jul 2012 08:11:13 -0400
        From: Medical Heritage Library <medicalheritage at gmail.com>
        Subject: The Medical Heritage Library Welcomes a New Content Contributor

*The Medical Heritage Library is pleased to welcome a new content

Wellcome Film  http://archive.org/details/wellcomefilm  is an online
digital collection moving images on 20th-century healthcare and medicine
owned and now digitized by the Wellcome
Library http://library.wellcome.ac.uk/index.html in London. The
project chronicles the history of medicine over the last 100
years and has been freely available in Internet Archive since 2010. The
earliest footage dates from the era of founder, Sir Henry Wellcome
(1853-1936) who was an American-born pharmaceutical magnate. Included is
rare footage from Gebel (or Jebel) Moya in the Sudan 1912-13 showing scenes
of everyday life, archaeological digging, communal sports and recreation.
Later decades are represented by films featuring breakthrough medicine such
as surgical techniques and drug treatments.

The Medical Heritage Library (MHL) is a content centered digital community
supporting research, education, and dialog that enables the history of
medicine to contribute to a deeper understanding of human health and
society.  It serves as the point of access to a valuable body of quality
curated digital materials and to the broader digital and nondigital
holdings of its members. It was established in 2010 with funding from the
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation via the Open Knowledge Common to digitize 30,000
medical rare books. In addition to the participants named above, MHL
principal contributors are Johns Hopkins University, New York Academy of
Medicine, the New York Public Library, and the Wellcome Library. The MHL
has since grown to include content contributors Duke University, University
of Massachusetts Medical School’s Lamar Soutter Library, and the Gerstein
Science Information Centre, University of Toronto.

The MHL is proud to announce that it has added Wellcome Film to its online
content in IA and looks forward to working more with the Wellcome Library
in the future.

Thank you!
~Hanna Clutterbuck
MHL Project Co-ordinator

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