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[Perspectives] Collecting modern medicine

The traditional medical museum is a source of fascination, with its gruesome instruments, wax models, and pallid specimens floating in spirit jars. In the hands of an expert curator, these objects tell stories of their time, bringing outdated beliefs and practices into three-dimensional reality, or illustrating concepts that have stood the test of time. But how will future museum visitors encounter the medicine that we now think of as modern?

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