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MAKING THE MODERN WORLD
Stories about the lives we've made

Everyday Life:Health

Hypodermics, insulin, contact lenses, hearing aids. Technology and ingenuity has been applied through the ages to improve our quality of life and to reduce pain.

Amputation saw, Paris, Fra... Beaker-shaped mortar and d... Brace and bit cranial trep... Bronze pestle and mortar, ... Carved wood pestle and mor... Dental key, English, late ...
Flat trepanning chisel, Fl... Ivory upper denture, c.1760 Breast pump, 1780-1820 Amputation saw, c.1800 Four skull saws by Weiss, ... Glass mortar and pestle, c...