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Wellcome Collection’s statement on anti-Blackness and racism
Our ambition is to be a place where all members of our communities can see themselves and their lives meaningfully reflected in the work that we present.
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Dive into words and pictures exploring the connections between science, medicine, life and art.
A brief history of ventilation
As ventilators continue to play an important part in helping very ill coronavirus patients, medical historian Dr Lindsey Fitzharris traces their development from the first attempts at mouth-to-mouth resuscitation through centuries of medical crises.
Autistic togetherness during lockdown
While lockdown has presented autistic people with greater challenges than life pre-COVID, many have found strength and comfort in the situation. Autistic writer and performer Kate Fox explains how.