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“Venereal Diseases Cause More Casualties than War”: A Grim Magic Lantern Show…

We present another blog about slides digitized during the recent From Darkness into Light project. Newly digitized and now available online, this curious collection of magic lantern slides (ADX/1262) starts with images of flowers and sculptures but quickly gets down to its principal … Continue reading

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Explore Your Archive 2016: The Workhouse Diet

We have a series of recipes used in the Aberystwyth Workhouse (which was on the site of the current Bronglais Hospital) in 1884. Workhouses were built as a result of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act. They were large buildings … Continue reading

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‘You Can Join Too’: recruitment for the Civil Nursing Reserve

In the months building up to the Second World War the Ministry of Health was required to increase the number of beds available in civilian hospitals for anticipated casualties from air raids. The Central Emergency Committee for the Nursing Profession … Continue reading

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Papers of the Cardiganshire County Medical Officer of Health

I am pleased to introduce a one year cataloguing project at Ceredigion Archives which has been generously funded by the Wellcome Trust and aims to unlock the fascinating details of the work of the County Medical Officer of Health. The … Continue reading

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