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Pop up Museum at the British Cardiovascular Society 100 year celebrations

24 Jun 2022

Historical medical equipment and instruments showcased at the British Cardiovascular Society (BCS) annual conference.

On Monday 6 June, the Museum of Medicine and Health (MMH) took a range of historical equipment and instruments to the British Cardiovascular Society (BCS) annual conference, which took place at Manchester Central Convention Complex, between 6 – 8 June 2022.

The event was attended by a national network of cardiovascular researchers and practicing clinicians in the UK, including University of Manchester academics, post-docs and PhD students in the Division of Cardiovascular Sciences.

Founded in 1922, the British Cardiovascular Society (BCS) has evolved into a complex organisation that plays a pivotal role in the delivery of cardiovascular health across the UK. The centenary event marked the launch of the BCS Women in Cardiology digital timeline A Historic Timeline Of Women In Cardiology and a keynote address by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, who visited the conference on its second day.

The MMH pop-up exhibition explored the history of teaching, research and clinical work in cardiovascular sciences in the Manchester. Objects included a timeline of rare stethoscopes, sphygmographs, sphygmomanometers and other equipment as well as teaching models, lantern slides, photography, books and heart-sound recordings.

The Museum of Medicine and Health is part of the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health. Spanning more than 300 years, the collection is a significant educational and cultural asset. The museum contributes to exhibitions, research projects and run events to support outstanding learning and student experience and public engagement with the collection.

In the centenary year of the society, the conference offered an ideal opportunity to explore Manchester’s heritage in this area of medicine and research.

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