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Vaccination: Medicine and the masses

Vaccination: Medicine and the masses

Exhibition

19 April - 17 September 2016

This exhibition charts the ever-changing relationship between the medical profession and the public through this controversial topic, highlighting the contributions of laypeople to the development of vaccination as well as the ways in which the public have resisted its use.

Scholar, courtier, magician: the lost library of John Dee

18 January - 29 July 2016

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B0010423 House fly (Musca domestica)
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Photomacrograph of the head of a common house fly (Musca domestica). The fly's mouthparts and two large compound eyes (for accurate perception of movement) can be seen. They are commonly found all over the world usually in areas of human activity. Even though these flies do not bite, they are considered pests and can pick up diseases from garbage, sewage and other sources of filth and carry them in their mouthparts and alimentary canal. These can then be transmitted onto human and animal food when the fly comes into contact with it. Disease-causing pathogens that can be commonly transmitted by house flies include Salmonella, Shigella, Campylobacter, Escherichia, Enterococcus and Chlamydia. Width of image is 1.5 cm.
Photomacrograph
2014 Published:  - 

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Insects under the microscope

23 June 2016

For National Insect Week, Hannah Brown shares some of her favourite insect images from Wellcome...

Bawling babies and their baths in early modern England

21 June 2016

Refugees in Turkey (again)

20 June 2016

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