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Monday, October 19, 2009

Science Museum Artifacts

The Science Museum in London has some pretty interesting things on display. Above are two examples of their collection of various medical artifacts for teaching and practice. At left are two 17th century anatomical figures and at right is a 19th century combined alembric and cucurbit. What the second one does, I have no idea.

Take a look around the Science and Art of Medicine Collection for the most interesting pieces. Then be thankful that medical techniques and tools have far surpassed the tech of the eras shown.

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