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Raphael Hallett, director, Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence, and associate professor in early modern history, University of Leeds
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Raphael Hallett, director, Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence, and associate professor in early modern history, University of Leeds
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Opening up 19th-century medicine

We worked with the Wellcome Library to make 68,000 19th-century texts relating to the history of medicine freely available to all.

Raphael Hallett, director, Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence, and associate professor in early modern history, University of Leeds said:

"Jisc's partnership with the Medical Heritage Library showcases a true 'meeting of minds' between archival ambition and digital expertise. The project's digitisation of 19th-century medical collections reveals not only the intrinsic value of opening access to tremendously rich historical sources, but responds adroitly to modern practices of online research and reading.

"The visualisation of these resources through beautifully designed infographics and online taxonomies will ensure that the researcher and student are invited into the collection in multiple ways, while being trained in Jisc-informed digital literacies along the way."