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Medical innovations

The collections represent many of the medical, scientific and engineering breakthroughs used to save or improve people’s lives, as well as some of the failures of modern medicine.

Anesthesia
Anesthesia

From local to general pain relief.

Antiseptics
Antiseptics

Methods to clear germs which can save lives.

Audiology
Audiology

One of the largets collections of hearing aids and equipment in the UK.

Blood transfusion
Blood transfusion

Billions of pints of donated blood saves lives each year.

Prosthetics & orthotics
Prosthetics & orthotics

Devices to support, correct, enhance or replace parts of the body.

Stethoscopes
Stethoscopes

Tools which started modern western diagnostics.

X-rays
X-rays

Imaging technology that lets us see more than bones in the body.