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The Wellcome Trust supports research in medical history and humanities. We also published the Wellcome History magazine three times a year, allowing members of the research community to share details of their latest work. The final issue was published in December 2014. This blog expands on the magazine, giving more people easier access to the articles and allowing you to join in the discussion.

Banner image: Portrait of Galen by G P Busch. Wellcome Library

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  1. October 16, 2013 5:59 pm

    Dear Sir or Madam,

    I am the president of the Society of Civil War Surgeons, Inc., the largest non-profit, international, educational organization dedicated to the study and preservation of Civil War era medicine and surgery and those individuals who practice the art of healing. I am also the editor/publisher of the Society’s quarterly publication, The Journal of Civil War Medicine.
    Recently, I became aware of a posting on your blog site that would be of interest to my membership. It is entitled “Medical Mirth.” Even though it does not deal with Civil War era medicine or surgery, I feel that the membership would enjoy reading the article. Therefore, I would like to request permission to reprint it in one of the issues of the journal next year. Naturally, full credit will be given to Wellcome History, WordPress, and Mr. Bryant.
    To learn more about the Society, it’s goals, and view a sample issue of our journal, please visit our web site, as listed above. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me using the information above.
    Also, I would like to remind The Wellcome Library that, up until our journal went totally electronic, the Library received complimentary copies of the journal.
    Thank your for your time and consideration of my request. I look forward to receiving a favorable reply.

    Most Respectfully,
    Your Obd’t. Srv’t.
    Peter J. D’Onofrio, Ph. D.
    Society of Civil War Surgeons, Inc.
    539 Bristol Drive, SW
    Reynoldsburg, OH 43068-9405
    Fax: 614-750-1246

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