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Ken Arnold and Danielle Olsen (eds.): Medicine Man: The Forgotten Museum of Henry Wellcome. London: The British Museum Press, 2003.[amazon.co.jp]
This is a fully illustrated book of the exhibition that explores the interlocking histories of art, science and society. Introduced by exhibition curators, Ken Arnold and Danielle Olsen, the book includes contributions from a wide range of scholars including Ghislaine Lawrence, Senior Curator of Clinical Medicine at the Science Museum, Chris Gosden, Lecturer and Curator at the Pitt Rivers Museum, and John Mack, Keeper of Ethnography at the British Museum. Containing more than 500 illustrations, as well as lively and provocative essays, this British Museum Press book provides insights into both the history of collecting and of health and medicine. Price £19.99.
Hildi Hawkins and Danielle Olsen (eds.): Phantom Museum and Henry Wellcomes Collection of Medical Curiosities. London: Profile Books, 2003.[amazon.co.jp]
This anthology of stories, true and imagined, is inspired by objects from Henry Wellcome's collection. Introduced by editors, Hildi Hawkins and Danielle Olsen, it includes works by A S Byatt, Peter Blegvad, Helen Cleary, Hari Kunzru, Tobias Hill and Gaby Wood. Each piece, be it history of ideas or historical fiction, responds to objects in the 'Medicine Man' exhibition. The Phantom Museum is published by Profile Books, price £12.99.