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Inventory Assistant Stephanie Gray uncovers a story of aerial adventure in 1924 and the role played by a first aid kit now cared for by the Science Museum Group.

By Farrah Lawrence-Mackey

A wooden Iron Lung

‘These devices still appear alarming to us today; no wonder ten-year-old Daphne was scared at being told she actually had to lie inside it…’
Research Fellow Farrah Lawrence-Mackey explores the story of a special Iron Lung she came across while carrying out research in the Science Museum Group stores.

As a new display featuring a model of a red blood cell showing abnormalities goes on display in Medicine: The Wellcome Galleries, research fellow Shelley Angelie Saggar explores how Thalassemia has been perceived culturally throughout history.