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Medicine Through History

We look at the development of medicine using artefacts to illustrate ideas from the Ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans, the Anglo-Saxons through the Medieval period, and the Black Death to the Tudors. Hippocrates to horoscopes, complete with maggots and leeches.

  • Primary evidence

  • The four humours

  • Belief and practice

  • Surgical tools and their development

  • The Black Death