1. The Wellcome Trust is the sole funding body of the Medical History of British India Project. Since 2005 the Trust has awarded 5 grants to the National Library of Scotland for the microfilming and digitisation of selected medical volumes from the India Papers.
2. The Wellcome Trust was founded in 1936 under the terms of Sir Henry Wellcome’s will and is based in London.
3. Sir Henry Wellcome (1853-1936) was a businessman, collector and philanthropist. Born in the American Wild West he ended his days as a knight of the British Realm. Wellcome co-founded a multinational pharmaceutical company and the wealth that the company brought him was invested collecting historical objects and funding pioneering medical research.
3. The Wellcome Trust’s mission is to work with researchers to improve human and animal health, through biomedical science, medical history, public engagement, technology and ethics.
4. By 2008/09, the Trust’s annual spend had risen to over £600 million. It continues to foster and support outstanding biomedical research in the UK and overseas.
5. The Wellcome Collection, in London’s Euston Road, enables the public to explore the connections between medicine, life and art. The venue offers visitors contemporary and historic exhibitions and collections, public events and debates, and is host to the world-renowned Wellcome Library.
Check out the Trust’s excellent website for news, educational ideas, applying for funding and blog – http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/index.htm
(Text and photo from www.wellcome.ac.uk)