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Author Larson, Frances, 1976-

Title An infinity of things : how Sir Henry Wellcome collected the world / Frances Larson
Published Oxford, UK : Oxford University Press, 2009

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Description 1 online resource (xi, 343 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; A NOTE ON MONEY; 1. Quite indescribable disorder; PART I. ROOTS; PART II. TACTICS; PART III. OUTCOMES; PART IV. LEGACIES; NOTES; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX
Summary An Infinity of Things tells the story of one of the largest private collections ever created, and the life of the man behind it. Wellcome planned a great museum filled with treasures from all corners of the globe, charting the history of human health from prehistory to the present day. The breadth of his vision was matched only by the depth of his pockets. During the opening decades of the twentieth century he acquired a collection so large that later generations of staff took to describing its contents by the ton. But Wellcome's museum was never finished, and his collection was still stored i
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 330-337) and index
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Subject Wellcome, Henry S. (Henry Solomon), Sir, 1853-1936.
Wellcome, Henry S (Henry Solomon), Sir, 1853-1936
Wellcome, Henry S. (Henry Solomon), Sir, 1853-1936
Wellcome, Henry S.
Wellcome Historical Medical Museum
London -- Wellcome Museum of Medical Science.
Businessmen -- Great Britain -- Biography
Collectors and collecting -- Great Britain -- Biography
Philanthropists -- Great Britain -- Biography
Medical instruments and apparatus -- Private collections
Medicine -- History.
Pharmacists
Drug Industry -- history
History, 20th Century
History of Medicine
Medicine in the Arts
history of medicine.
MEDICAL -- Physicians.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Medical.
Businessmen
Collectors and collecting
Medical instruments and apparatus -- Private collections
Medicine
Philanthropists
United Kingdom
Great Britain
Genre/Form Biographies
History
Biographies.
Biographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780191571268
0191571261