An Imperfect Science

Edited by Natasha McEnroe

    ISBN: 978 1 78551 210 0

    Size: 280 x 240 mm

    Binding: Hardback

    Pages: 240

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    Date published: January, 2020

    Date published: January, 2020

    UK £40 /US $50


In autumn 2019 a spectacular suite of new Medicine galleries is due to open at the Science Museum in London, representing the biggest and most ambitious project that the Museum has ever undertaken. This permanent exhibition will include the historic collection of Henry Wellcome, whose personal treasure trove has been on long-term loan to the Museum for over 40 years, as well as the Science Museum’s own medical holdings. Medicine: An Imperfect Science is formed of stand-alone but connected chapters, generously illustrated, within which a rich history of medicine collecting can be found.

Author information

Natasha McEnroe is the Keeper of Medicine at the Science Museum; she was previously Director of the Florence Nightingale Museum.