Once upon a time there was a medical library within Marylebone Library, which featured in the book Library World Records by Godfrey Oswald as having the largest collection of medical books in a public library.
Times have changed, medical schools have moved and the medical library is now history, but Marylebone Information Service still holds an impressive, if not quite so vast, Health Collection. One of the survivors is a subscription to The Lancet, the ancient journal of medical research, and associated with it, access to The Lancet’s online archive. The archive gives full text articles from the journal from July 1996 right up to date, including tables and figures as they appeared in print.
There are also citations for articles going all the way back to 1823 – most of the hard copies of which are also available at the library (check WULOP, our periodicals database for exact details). And that *is* history.