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Pharmaceutical label iwth snakes, a cockeral and a crocodile-like creature
Pharmacy label. Source: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0).

About the authors

Black and white photograph of Julia Nurse, a white woman with brown hair, smiling. She wears an animal-print dress and the corners of paintings are visible in the background.

Julia Nurse


Julia is a collections research specialist at Wellcome Collection with a background in Art History and Museum Studies. She currently runs the Exploring Research programme, and has a particular interest in the medieval and early modern periods, especially the interaction of medicine, science and art within print culture.

Briony Hudson

Briony is a pharmacy historian, curator, lecturer, and past President of the British Society for the History of Pharmacy.