A new display Tuberculosis: Milestones of Discovery and Innovation has opened in the Blackwell Hall at the Weston Library.
This small display charts moments in the history of tuberculosis and the medical discoveries and advances used to combat the disease.
Highlights include a letter to Percy Bysshe Shelley from the poet John Keats, who himself tragically died of tuberculosis aged 25, as well as a ring containing Keats’s hair. Important artefacts from the history of the treatment of tuberculosis are also on display, such as the BCG vaccine and Robert Koch’s prize-winning work on tuberculosis.
The display is curated by Dr Ron Cox of The Biologica TB Trust, and was completed with the help of the Jenner Institute and Oxford Immunotec, a spin-out company from the University of Oxford.
The display will close on 16 October. Details are at: