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25 September - 14 December 2011

The Body in Pieces: Fragments from the Great Ormond Street Hospital Collection


UCL North Lodge and North Cloisters | Wilkins Building (link Map)
Gower St | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Ticketing: Open

Founded in 1852, the Great Ormond Street Hospital was Britain's first hospital for poor children, and has been in continuous operation at the same site ever since. In 2007 UCL acquired a significant collection of human specimens, documents, implements and casts, ranging from 1860 to 1970. Featuring two displays of artefacts: a selection of plaster body casts from the 1870s and a richly illustrated history of the Hospital. Together, these two displays celebrate the pioneering spirit of Great Ormond Street, and draw attention to the importance of preserving such rare medical collections for research.


J Dunn
+44 (0)20 7679 0664 | j.dunn@ucl.ac.uk

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