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Are museums the right place for discussions about social issues, and should their exhibitions tackle them? Rachel Teskey takes a look at the Wellcome's new show, which starts with the 13th century Bethlem Royal Hospital.
This is the only known surviving Erskine leg. It’s a right leg made for Erskine House - then known as a hospital for limbless sailors and soldiers - at some point between 1916 and 1918.
The philosopher Jeremy Bentham could never be accused of hypocrisy. A firm rationalist, after his death in 1832, and according to his instructions, he was publicly dissected and displayed. This is his skin.
Burke's skeleton to human body parts: New app opens up University of Edinburgh’s Anatomical Collections
We take a look at the grimly fascinating collection of the University of Edinburgh’s Anatomical Museum, where a new interactive app has been launched to open it up to people worldwide.
Scotland's first printed medical book was inspired by the plague that broke out in 1564-69 and published in response to it.
Bone saws, surgeon chairs and scalpels: See the 19th century exhibits once used at Worcester's Infirmary
Ahead of the Infirmary's Museums at Night 2015 event, we take a look at 11 exhibits from the venue and the nearby Elgar Birthplace Museum in Worcestershire.
Brain fields, cocaine cravings and OCD: Public to be given inside story of scientists' latest experiments
Scientists working with art say that the magnetic fields in our brains change when we lie to our bosses, listen to crying babies or watch visual illusions.
Former Turner Prize nominee Roger Hiorns, who has explored BSE alongside scientists as part of the History is Now series, says the time is right for a "reassessment" of the crisis.
Charles Darwin's notebooks, Patrick Moore's BBC scripts and David Livingstone's African beetles were a few of the big science stories covered by Culture24 this year. From Russian mammoths to......
Ancient hypnosis techniques which spawned Freud's couch revealed in madness, murder and mental healing
The case of Anna O, the "brilliant and fragile" woman cured by the hypnosis tricks Freud would abandon, is one of the tales told in a new set of stories launched by the Wellcome.