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Brought To Life

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The history of medicine is often gruesome, but always fascinating. Now the Science Museum has made all of their information available online.

A massive project, Brought to Life explores the techniques and tablets that have been used on patients since the beginning of recorded history.

There are too many artefacts to display in the museum, so they have decided that putting pictures and stories online is the best way to get the information out there. Robert Bud, curator of the exhibition, says that there is only space to display around 95% of the exhibits at once.

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