Medicine Man

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Medicine Man

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WHERE can you find a torture chair, Napoleon’s toothbrush and Florence Nightingale’s slippers?

Answer: In a free exhibition opening in London today.

They are among more than a MILLION bizarre objects stockpiled by eccentric tycoon Sir Henry Wellcome, an obsessive collector.

And bewarned, some exhibits, a sample of which are pictured here, could have come straight from a chamber of horrors.

Sir Henry, born in America in 1853, made his wedge when he co-founded pharmaceutical company Burroughs Wellcome & Co in London. When he died in 1936 it emerged he had bequeathed his fortune to set up a charity, the Wellcome Trust, to advance medical research.

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