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These objects reflect major medical advancements and the development of new diagnostic technologies, predominantly from the 19th century onwards. They tell a story of the emergence of diagnostic tools such as the stethoscope, endoscope and thermometer and their adoption as routine clinical tools.
Diorama showing René Laennec examining a patient at the Necker Hospital, England, made c. 1945-1960
Allison’s differential binaural stethoscope, London, England, 1859-1865
Clinical surface thermometer in leather case, London, England, 1875-1885