Film Collection of the Wellcome Library

The Moving Image and Sound collection contains a variety of public health information films, surgical training films and television programs. It covers all aspects of medicine, health and welfare throughout the 20th century and beyond. 

Material in the collection originates from notable organisations and individuals such as: Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland; British Medical Association; Central Office of Information; Queen Mary's Hospital, Roehampton; Scope, formerly the Spastics Society; Sir Edward etc.

The Wellcome Library started digitising selected material from the Moving Image and Sound Collection from 2009. The Library’s film, video and audio collection is one of the largest of its kind.

  • Item Type

    Audio, Film / Video

  • Language Coverage

    English

  • Spatial Coverage

    Western Europe

  • Time Coverage

    1900-1945, 1945 Onwards