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History of insulin. Did you know the most important milestone in the management of diabetes was marked by the discovery of insulin?

History of insulin: Thank goodness for scientists and doctors and modern medicine!

Itombwa, wooden divination board, used to answer questions about and illness, Democratic Republic of Congo, 1880–1920

Itombwa, wooden divination board, used to answer questions about and illness, Democratic Republic of Congo,

Many parents who gave up their children to the hospital left them with identifying tokens to make sure they could recognise them at a later date. London's Foundling Museum has a vast collection of small objects such as coins, buttons and thimbles which were used in this way.

Have You Seen The Pavement Tokens Along Marchmont Street?

Identification tags left with children at the foundling hospital. How many parents returned, searching for the token that would identify their long-left child?

'De Motu Cordis', by William Harvey, Frankfurt, Germany, 1628

'De Motu Cordis', by William Harvey, Frankfurt, Germany, 1628

Marble statuette of Asclepius (god of medicine and healing), Greek, 400-200 BCE

Marble statuette of Asclepius (god of medicine and healing), Greek, BCE

Chambers of the human heart, 1910-1930 (wax model)

Chambers of the human heart, used by Sir Thomas Lewis in his research into the human cardiovascular system

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