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Medical Objects in Social History Collections

SHCG factsheet

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This factsheet is a first point of call for the identification of medical objects.  Looking at the 'top 20' objects likely to be held in social and local history collections, it gives general information about objects' use and development, and gives suggestions for resources and further reading to further aid identification and dating.

The factsheet was commissioned by SHCG as part of its firstBASE project, funded by the Museums Association Esmee Fairbairn Collections Fund.



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