Wellcome Collection publishes adventurous and unusual books that explore health, medicine and the complexities of the human condition.
Michael Rosen’s Book of Play
Why play really matters, and 101 ways to get more of it in your life
Why play really matters, and 101 ways to get more of it in your life.
Breaking and Mending
Joanna Cannon tells her story as a junior doctor in visceral, heart-rending snapshots.
Welcome to the Museum
Step inside the pages of ‘Anatomicum’ to enjoy the experience of a museum from the comfort of your own home.
The Spectacle of Illusion
Magic, the paranormal and the complicity of the mind
Professional magician-turned-psychologist Matthew Tompkins traces the evolution of the arts of magic and illusion from the 18th century onwards.
On medicine & human change
To be alive is to be in perpetual change. This book considers the transformations in mind and body that span the arc of human life.
Chasing the Sun
The new science of sunlight and how it shapes our bodies and minds
The new science of sunlight and how it shapes our bodies and minds.
Beneath the Skin
Great writers on the body
Fifteen talented writers each explore a different body part in this funny and moving collection.
The joy of another's misfortune
A hilarious quest to understand life's ultimate guilty pleasure – in a beautiful gift package.
Living with Buildings and Walking with Ghosts
On health and architecture
One of Britain's finest writers explores the relationship between our health and the buildings that surround us.
This is a Voice
Your voice is a powerful instrument. But do you know how to look after it? Or how to get the best out of it?
Life, death and art in the Middle Ages
Brings together medicine, art and social history to reveal what life was really like in the Middle Ages.
A story of hearing lost and found
Draws on the extraordinary experience of losing your hearing and, as Bella Bathurst eventually did, getting it back.
Encounters with Indian medicine
An exquisite treasury of illustrations and objects, this book presents a visual history of some of the earliest medical systems and healing practices in the world.
In the Bonesetter’s Waiting Room
Travels through Indian medicine
Aarathi Prasad investigates how Indian medicine came to be the way it is.
25 vintage postcards showcase the wit of 20th-century public health campaigns and their iconic graphic design.
A Heavy Reckoning
War, medicine and survival in Afghanistan and beyond
Explores the modern reality of medicine and injury in wartime, giving insights into the limits of human life.
The Smile Stealers
The fine and foul art of dentistry
A gruesome yet captivating look at the evolution of dentistry: from extracting rotting teeth to the pursuit of the perfect smile.
The Voices Within
A wide-ranging consideration of the voices in all our heads, examining how we think and what this means for our sense of self.