Reeves, Carole

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Carole Reeves

Dr Carole Reeves with Bamber Gascoigne

Carole Reeves has a PhD in history of medicine (University of London) and additional qualifications in education, photography, film and television production. She has worked as a medical illustrator, and was, for over twenty years, a freelance writer/director, communicating medicine and science both to specialist and public audiences. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Medical Illustrators, the British Institute of Professional Photographers, and the Linnean Society. 

Selected Publications


Egyptian Medicine, 2nd revised edition (Princes Risborough: Shire Egyptology Series, 2001).

With Ann Shaw, The children of Craig-y-nos: life in a Welsh tuberculosis sanatorium, 1922-1959 (London: Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL, 2009).

Edited Volumes

Picture editor and biographer, Dictionary of Medical Biography (Westport: Greenwood Press, 2006). Editors W.F. Bynum and Helen Bynum.

Editor and introduction, A cultural history of the human body in the Age of Enlightenment (Berg: Oxford & New York, 2010).

Articles and features

'A History of the optic nerve and its diseases', Eye 2004; 18 : 1096-1109. Co-authored with David Taylor.

'Picturing the History of Medicine,' Montage 2005; issue 100: 10-11.

'The Wellcome Trust', Encylopedia of Life Sciences 2007, John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

'Postcards from the Past', IMI News (Newsletter of the Institute of Medical Illustrators), regular feature.

‘Finding the lost children of Craig-y-nos’, Wellcome History, 2008, 37:15-16.

‘Tracing your ancestors through medical records’, Shemot, 2009, 17 (3).

‘What’s up doc!’ ‘Kill or cure’, Young Archaeologist (Council for British Archeaology), issue 147, Spring 2011: 8-12.


Roy Porter Bibliography
Children of Craig-y-nos

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