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Richard Spruce and the Trials of Victorian Bryology

- October 14, 2015 in alfred wallace, botany, history of science, liverwort, moss, richard spruce, Science & Medicine, victorian

Obsessed with the smallest and seemingly least exciting of plants — mosses and liverworts — the 19th-century botanist Richard Spruce never achieved the fame of his more popularist contemporaries. Elaine Ayers explores the work of this unsung hero of Victorian plant science and how his complexities echoed the very subject of his study.

The Wellcome Library’s Top 10 Open Images

- June 3, 2014 in history of medicine, history of science, medicine, Wellcome Library

THE WELLCOME LIBRARY - Catherine Draycott, head of Wellcome Images, gives a run down of the Top 10 most downloaded images from the collection of more than 100,000 that the Wellcome Library made available free from restrictions earlier this year.

The Wellcome Library’s Top 10 Open Images

- June 3, 2014 in history of medicine, history of science, medicine, Wellcome Library

THE WELLCOME LIBRARY - Catherine Draycott, head of Wellcome Images, gives a run down of the Top 10 most downloaded images from the collection of more than 100,000 that the Wellcome Library made available free from restrictions earlier this year.