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From Bunsen burners to automated laboratory robots, these objects document experimental and routine laboratory tools and techniques that have been developed to research human biology and physiology, diagnose medical conditions and develop and test therapies.
Diorama showing Lavoisier carrying out an experiment in Paris in 1789, England, 1945-1960
Diorama showing a chemical laboratory in the early 1700s, England, 1901-1970
Set of glass pipettes made by Sir Almroth Wright for use in research, London, England, 1902-1914
Archibald V Hill’s thermopile used to measure heat production, England, 1950-1960
Laboratory notebook, 'Mouse Book, Factor IX', United Kingdom, 1980-1985
Colorimeter with three disc comparators, Wiltshire, England, 1951-1960