• An accessible, illuminating handbook exploring the eclectic history of medical collecting
• Richly illustrated in full color throughout, drawing on treasures from Henry Wellcome's collection and the Science Museum's own medical holdings
• Official companion to a set of galleries opening at the Science Museum in autumn 2019
• An institution that attracts over 3 million visitors per year
In Autumn 2019 a spectacular suite of new Medicine galleries is due to open at the Science Museum in London, representing the biggest and most ambitious project that the Museum has ever undertaken. This permanent exhibition will include the historic collection of Henry Wellcome, whose personal treasure trove has been on long-term loan to the Museum for over 40 years, as well as the Science Museum's own medical holdings. Medicine: An Imperfect Science is formed of stand-alone but connected chapters, generously illustrated, within which a rich history of medicine collecting can be found.
Title: Medicine: An Imperfect Science Author: Natasha McEnroe Publisher: Scala Arts Publishers Theme: Medicine Format: Hardcover Pages: 240 Dimensions: 25 x 29 cm Language: English Release date: January 2020 ISBN: 9781785512100