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MAKING THE MODERN WORLD
Stories about the lives we've made

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Medicine rests on technology and science, but its power was slowly won. In 1796 Edward Jenner started vaccination. His lancets in MMW start a series of landmark items including one of the oldest stethoscopes, the first implantable pacemaker, and pioneering scanners, to trace the evolution of knowledge.

Jenner's lancets, c.1796