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Mystery medical instrument from Museum Week

We found this rather mysterious looking medical instrument in the Treasures Room of the Royal College of Physicians Museum. Question: Can you guess what this is and what it was used for? Clue: It’s to do with the ears. Answer: It’s an ear trumpet! Ear trumpets were used by people with hearing problems. They work by […]

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Learning about leeches

As part of museum week, we explored the Treasures Room at the Royal College of Physicians Museum. Most people’s first reaction to leeches is ‘yuk!’ but this collection of instruments used in leech therapy got me thinking…                  To learn about why anyone ever thought of using leeches in medicine, […]

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Medikidz explore Museum Week

Museum Week! We have been exploring some of the many medically-themed London museums … Museum week is a global initiative designed to encourage people to delve into museums to learn new things, discover new places and explore new cultures. Here at Medikidz, our passion is learning about all things to do with medicine and the human […]

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Medikidz Explain Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer – available now! (Free in the UK)

MEDIKIDZ & THE ROY CASTLE LUNG CANCER FOUNDATION LAUNCH UNIQUE COMIC BOOK RESOURCE TO HELP YOUNG PEOPLE UNDERSTAND NON-SMALL CELL LUNG CANCER AVAILABLE FREE OF CHARGE FOR PATIENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES IN THE UK HERE! “Now, clinicians have a peer-reviewed resource they can provide to families to address children’s questions and fears about a family […]