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Museum of Medicine and Health launches History of Medicine digital resource

31 Aug 2020

The new digital resource will support home learning and satisfy the curiosities of anyone interested in Manchester’s health care past.

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The Museum of Medicine and Health, based in the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health, holds one of the most extensive collections of medical artefacts in England. 

It's 8,000 objects relating to the history of teaching and practicing medicine are housed in the Stopford Building where the Medical School is based.

During the closure of the Museum of Medicine and Health due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been increased efforts to develop new, digital ways to engage and inspire young people using the collection.

A new History of Medicine digital resource has been produced to support home learning as well as satisfy the curiosities of anyone interested in Manchester’s health care past. The resource explores 19th and 20th Century medical objects from the Museum and contains thought-provoking questions about the origins and uses of these objects.

Themes in the resource echo the National Curriculum Key Stage 4 History Module 'Medicine Through Time' and each object in focus has a local connection to the city of Manchester.

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