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Roy and others,
Harry Cooke is currently Chairman of the Medical Science
Historical Society (I'm sure I'm about to be chastised for getting
that name or the Society wrong).
The Institute of Biomedical Science (of which Harry is a
distinguished member) has a wide and valuable collection of
medical laboratory atrefacts. Indeed, so vast became the
collection that a significant portion of was offered to the Science
Museum of London.
The Institute retains the rest and is forced to store it in less than
ideal cicumstances - a garage somewhere east of London.
Every two years, at our Congress, our historical society mounts a
display which is on view in a manner akin to the vendors stands at
Obviously, they only have the chance to display a tiny sample of
the collection. Recently they have concentrated on themes, such
as "Blood cell counting" equipment. [remember, we are a
We also have a semi-permanent, though limited, display in our
premises in London.
We are offered far more equipment than we are able to accept.
I hope I have done justice to the collection - perhaps other
members of our society would like to ellaborate?
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