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Jack Mitchell

Jack was the Assistant Curator of Medicine, working predominately on the exciting new Medical Galleries that are scheduled to open in 2019. Jack worked with the Science Museum’s medical collections as well as the Wellcome Collection, which is on permanent loan to the museum from the Wellcome Trust.

Cupping Set by Walters and Co., London, mid-19th century (object A500504).

Mysterious red circles have appeared on the skin of Olympic athletes at Rio 2016. Assistant Curator of Medicine Jack Mitchell explains more.

Silhouette of a nude woman leaping in a sunburst Credit: Wellcome Library, London.

Jack Mitchell, the Science Museum’s Assistant Curator of Medicine, takes his cue from the summertime and explores the Sun’s great influence in the history of medicine.

The summer holidays are now in full flow, and many people will be looking to top up their tans and bronze their skin at some point during their vacation. The health messages we receive about being skin and sun aware are well established, and for good reason we should all display caution when out in the sun in order to reduce the risks of developing skin cancer.