History of Medicine
Guide to Collections Relating to the History of Artificial Internal Organs
Bakken Library and Museum
Canada Science and Technology Museum
Deutsches Medizinhistorisches Museum
DeWitt Stetten Jr. Museum of Medical Research
Dittrick Medical History Center
Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences
International Center for Artificial Organs and Transplantation
International Center for Medical Technologies
International Museum of Surgical Science
John P. McGovern Historical Collections and Research Center
Mayo Foundation Archives, Mayo Clinic
Medical History Museum of the University of Copenhagen
Medical History Museum of the University of Zurich
Minnesota Historical Society
Museu Nacional de Historia da Medicina
Museum of Health Care at Kingston
National Library of Medicine
National Museum of American History
National Museum of Health and Medicine
Science Museum of London
Semmelweis Medical Historical Museum, Library and Archives
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Medical Museum
University of Utah, Marriott Library, Special Collections
University of Washington
Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine
Beckett Street, Leeds, LS9 7LN, United Kingdom
+ 44 113 244 43 43
+ 44 113 247 02 19
Mike Cooper, Director
The museum is open Tuesday-Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The museum's library, archive and collections can be accessed through the Medical History Resource Centre, which is open by appointment Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The Thackray Museum opened in March 1997 and displays the historical collections of Paul Thackray. The Thackray Museum presents the ways in which people's lives have changed over the past 150 years as a result of improvements in public health, medicine and health care.
Thackray Museum Collection, from about 1600 to present
Over 40,000 objects, books, trade catalogues and other materials
The museum was the inspiration of Paul Thackray, grandson of Charles F. Thackray, founder of the medical company bearing his name in Leeds in 1902. Paul Thackray established a small historical collection relating to the medical supply industry within the firm, and then following the sale of the company, and with the aid of a Â£3 million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, the museum was established in a former workhouse building adjacent to St. James's Hospital.
The museum collection contains items relating to most aspects of the history of medicine and health care. There are particularly strong collections of surgical instruments, material relating to medical supply trade, 17th and 18th century pharmacy jars and hearing aids.
Collection items relating to the history of artificial organs include:
- Modified Kolff artificial kidney machine, 1956;
- Numerous hearing aids
A computer catalogue is available for most of the collection.