As part of the Medicine: The Wellcome Galleries, GSK is a principal supporter. Medicines and Treatments: The GSK Gallery opened in late 2019 at the Science Museum. With a focus on personal experiences, this gallery reveals a range of treatments that save, alter and extend lives, exploring their capacity to harm as well as heal. Visitors can investigate three major areas of treatment—surgery, therapies and drugs—meeting the people who develop, deliver and experience them. The gallery explores how the role of a surgeon has transformed, from the ancient practice of trepanning skulls to blood transfusions in the trenches and features the equipment used in the UK’s first robotic surgery.
Visitors can also step inside Gibson’s Victorian pharmacy, which has been brought back to life through an immersive digital experience. This gallery also explores how the discovery of penicillin transformed modern medicine and includes stories from people affected by thalidomide. Visitors will see personal items, such as Ed Freeman’s prosthetic legs and the wedding suit worn by Kevin Donnellon and can watch a film produced with the Thalidomide Society that explores the drug’s impact on everyday lives.
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