Curiosities from the Collection
Have you ever wondered about the history, significance or meaning of an object from Wellcome Collection? Our knowledgeable staff explain more in this selection of curious videos.
From a set of over a hundred books (each a thousand pages long) listing the 3.4 billion units of DNA code to a resuscitation method involving tobacco smoke applied via the rectum, there is always something new to learn.
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Find out more about these portable toilets from the past.
Art and science combine in early photography.
Was this forehead reader an 18th century Tinder? Danny Rees investigates.
Elissavet Ntoulia takes a look at the 16th century device that aimed to humiliate and cause great pain.
Sarah Mason explores the Omniskop X-ray machine and how it enabled doctors to x-ray patients from different angles.
Nick Dent tells us about this series of books, a printout of the human genome, and the science behind them.
Often described as a warning to the perils of life's temptations, Sarah Jaffray tells us about this painting by Bosch.
Muriel Bailly explores this unusual method of resuscitation and tells us how the procedure worked.
Sarah Jaffray guides us through the symbolism on this tableau in the shape of a life-sized head.
Rob Bidder explores the characters within this Japanese Buddhist 'zushi' travelling shrine.