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A pair of round framed spectacles. Under the left lens, there is a painted piece of tine that replicates an eye and surrounding skin.

Painted prosthetic eye, by Henry Brooks, 1920–40

The Royal College of Surgeons of England holds over 70,000 items across collections of anatomical and pathological specimens (human and other animals), models, instruments, paintings and sculptures, covering the art and science of surgery from the 17th century to the present day.


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