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History of science: a range of resources

We have a huge range of material on the history of science. Our Online Gallery describes some of the gems in our collections (see below). See also the right-hand column for related information, catalogues, and guides to specific collections.

ANDREAS VESALIUS

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De Fabrica's 'muscle men' are the most famous medical illustrations in the history of the printed book. © The British Library Board

De Fabrica's 'muscle men' are the most famous medical illustrations in the history of the printed book. © The British Library Board

LEONARDO DA VINCI'S NOTEBOOK

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ALEXANDER FLEMING: FEATURE

  • Get images and audio about the discovery of penicillin

CAPTAIN SCOTT'S DIARY

  • The heroism and tragic end of the Antarctic expedition