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Image of the week: dental instruments, late 19th century

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The above image shows a set of dental instruments from the late 19th century. It's No. 5 of 8 in a series showing the evolution of medical instruments over time. The images are presented in collaboration with the London-based Wellcome Trust, whose library features visual collections with themes ranging from medical and social history to contemporary healthcare and biomedical science.

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