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Author Larson, Frances
Title An Infinity of Things : How Sir Henry Wellcome Collected the World
Imprint Oxford : Oxford University Press USA - OSO, 2009
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Note Intro -- CONTENTS -- LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS -- ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS -- A NOTE ON MONEY -- 1. Quite indescribable disorder -- PART I. ROOTS -- 2. Herewith please find three rolls of chocolate foil -- 3. A very full and complete volume -- 4. The ideal of my heart -- PART II. TACTICS -- 5. An historical exhibition of rare and curious objects -- 6. Excuse me Mr Treve -- 7. Fellow feeling as a collector -- 8. The whole of India should be ransacked -- 9. An impossible man to deal with -- PART III. OUTCOMES -- 10. The finest historical medical museum in the world -- 11. When the whole is complete, it will be an exact facsimile of the original -- 12. This is the History of Medicine -- 13. All tied up in knots -- 14. We need very complete collections of all their fabrications -- 15. This International Historical Museum -- PART IV. LEGACIES -- 16. Shelve it -- 17. Ingrained habits of cautiousness -- 18. Sir Henry Wellcome is dead -- 19. Honour to whom honour is due -- NOTES -- BIBLIOGRAPHY -- INDEX -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Z
An Infinity of Things tells the story of one of the largest private collections ever created, and the life of the man behind it. Funded by his vast personal fortune, 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
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Larson, Frances An Infinity of Things : How Sir Henry Wellcome Collected the World Oxford : Oxford University Press USA - OSO,c2009 9780199554461
Subject Wellcome, Henry S. -- (Henry Solomon), -- Sir, -- 1853-1936.;Wellcome Historical Medical Museum -- History.;Businessmen -- Great Britain -- Biography.;Collectors and collecting -- Great Britain -- Biography.;Philanthropists -- Great Britain -- Biography.;Medical instruments and apparatus -- Private collections.;Medicine -- History
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