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An infinity of things : how Sir Henry Wellcome collected the world / Frances Larson.

By: Larson, Frances, 1976-.
Contributor(s): Wellcome, Henry S. (Henry Solomon), Sir, 1853-1936.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2009Description: xi, 343 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9780199554461; 0199554463.Subject(s): Wellcome, Henry S. (Henry Solomon), Sir, 1853-1936 | Wellcome Historical Medical Museum -- History | Businessmen -- Great Britain -- Biography | Collectors and collecting -- Great Britain -- Biography | Philanthropists -- Great Britain -- Biography | Medical instruments and apparatus -- Private collections -- History | Medicine -- History | Pharmacists -- Great Britain -- Biography | Drug Industry -- history -- Great Britain | History of Medicine -- Great Britain | History, 20th Century -- Great Britain | Medicine in Art -- Great BritainDDC classification:
Contents:
Roots: Herewith please find three rolls of chocolate foil ; A very full and complete volume ; The ideal of my heart -- Tactics: An historical exhibition of rare and curious objects ; Excuse me Mr Treve ; Fellow feeling as a collector ; The whole of India should be ransacked ; An impossible man to deal with -- Outcomes: The finest historical medical museum in the world ; When the whole is complete, it will be an exact facsimile of the original ; This is the history of medicine ; All tied up in knots ; We need very complete collections of all their fabrications ; This International Historical Museum -- Legacies: Shelve it ; Ingrained habits of cautiousness ; Sir Henry Wellcome is dead ; Honour to whom honour is due.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [329]-337) and index.

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