I’m currently working to put 20,000 pages of Lunatic Asylums reports from British India online. Over the next few months the Digital Archive team at the NLS will be checking metadata which accompanies each page, preparing jpegs and exporting database records into XML. My job is to keep track of this and also to research […]
Serving by the code
Over the coming months I aim to highlight some of my favourite items in the Medical History of British India project. I have been working with the material for over 4 years and it was these meticulous and descriptive reports which fuelled my interest in the history of medicine. From bowel gangs to rabid badgers, unruly […]
Blinded by the light
This item, from the Bartholomew Archive Printing Record, is a stark contrast to and visually unique from anything else that I have found. It pre-dates Piet Mondrian’s self styled Neo-Plasticism by a good 25 years and whilst you could be forgiven for thinking it was a work of art, as it happens, this is science.