Wellcome Collection publishes books that relate to our exhibitions, collections and areas of interest.
Why play really matters, and 101 ways to get more of it in your life.
Professional magician-turned-psychologist Matthew Tompkins traces the evolution of the arts of magic and illusion from the 18th century onwards.
The inside story of the making of you.
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.
The new science of sunlight and how it shapes our bodies and minds.
Fifteen talented writers each explore a different body part in this funny and moving collection.
A hilarious quest to understand life's ultimate guilty pleasure – in a beautiful gift package.
One of Britain's finest writers explores the relationship between our health and the buildings that surround us.
Your voice is a powerful instrument. But do you know how to look after it? Or how to get the best out of it?
Brings together medicine, art and social history to reveal what life was really like in the Middle Ages.
Draws on the extraordinary experience of losing your hearing and, as Bella Bathurst eventually did, getting it back.
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.
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.
Explores the modern reality of medicine and injury in wartime, giving insights into the limits of human life.
A gruesome yet captivating look at the evolution of dentistry: from extracting rotting teeth to the pursuit of the perfect smile.
A wide-ranging consideration of the voices in all our heads, examining how we think and what this means for our sense of self.
A dark, fascinating and endlessly curious exploration of human and animal cannibalism.
Unleash your charisma the Victorian way through the power of electric currents, with this forgotten precursor to today’s self-help classics.
Celebrates the beauty and strangeness of ordering systems used to classify nature in the 18th and 19th centuries.
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