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Image bank: medicine

See striking photos of medical objects chosen to spark discussion in your classroom. All objects featured here are on display in Medicine: The Wellcome Galleries.

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Enigma cipher machine

Enigma cipher machines were designed to create complex encrypted messages that were almost impossible to break.

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Marine sextant

Sailors use sextants to work out their ship’s location at sea so they can navigate.

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Christian martyr statues

These statues, made about 300 years ago, are of two Christian martyrs – people tortured and killed for their beliefs.

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Radiotherapy mask

This plastic mask was worn by a patient having radiotherapy for throat cancer in 2018.

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