A Destination for the Incurably Curious
September 30, 2010 4:25 AM   Subscribe

The Wellcome Library Blog is the accompanying blog to London's Wellcome Collection.
Each post examines new acquisitions or existing holdings of this fascinating and eclectic collection. This week's post is about Graphic Medicine - the intersection of Graphic Novels and Medicine. Interesting posts in just the past few months include Japanese colour printing, Do the English really have bad teeth?, A hot night in Bengal, Murder - He telegraphed and a post on Early Cycling.
posted by vacapinta (5 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite

 
I bloody love the Wellcome Collection. Free entry, mindblowing exhibitions, right on the line between art and science. Nice blog too.
posted by creeky at 4:54 AM on September 30, 2010


Do the English really have bad teeth?

I was hoping for a scientific analysis. The English do definitely have uglier teeth, but I'm not sure that's the same thing.
posted by londonmark at 5:10 AM on September 30, 2010


If you're ever in London, I really recommend seeing the Wellcome collection -- it's very Victorian how diverse, curious and massive it is.
posted by Drexen at 6:12 AM on September 30, 2010


Bah. This is the intersection of comics and medicine. (Cool post -- thanks.)
posted by Zed at 8:26 AM on September 30, 2010


I didn't know they had a blog, thanks!

The Welcome collection is awesome, well worth calling in if you're ever near Euston with some time to kill. Some great stuff on the history of medicine/biology (centuries-old anatomical models! woo!) and some curios. The ones that most stick out in my mind are the printed and bound copy of the human genome (which has to be seen to be believed), Darwin's skull-topped walking stick and a couple of apparently genuine shrunken heads. Great stuff, one of the most underrated small museums in London, IMO.
posted by metaBugs at 10:24 AM on September 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


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