In the will of Sir Henry Wellcome, he specifically mentioned the study of the history of medicine as a topic to be fostered. The Wellcome Trust has since maintained this tradition through its support for research in the history of medicine.
Upon his death, Sir Henry Wellcome provided for The Wellcome Trust to maintain support for research in the history of medicine. Information here is largely related to the Wellcome Trust's mission of providing funding for scholarship, and publishing treatises on the history of medicine. The site also includes extensive information on the Trust's library holdings including an on-line catalogue. Useful introductory information about a number of topics within the history of medicine, can be found in dozens of digitized versions of exhibits with a particular emphasis on British and British colonial medicine.