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Welcome to the Science Museum's History of Medicine website, the ultimate resource for educators and students. With thousands of interesting and intriguing objects you're bound to find something to excite, entertain and educate.

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What it means to be well

Discover how our understanding of health, illness and disability has changed over time.

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Packed with classroom activities and curriculum links, this is the ideal starting point for all educators.

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Collecting medicine

From the weird and the wonderful to the eccentric and the essential: find out what we’ve got and how we got it.

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The iron lung

Investigate with John Snow, lose a limb and explore an iron lung... all from the safety of your computer.

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Funded by:

The Wellcome Trust