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History of Science, Technology and Medicine

Science, technology and medicine are among the most significant and influential forms of knowledge and practice in modern society.

Understanding how science, technology and medicine have influenced society, and how society in turn has shaped their development, is thus an important task.

A particularly effective way to acquire such understanding is through studying how and why science, technology and medicine change over time, and how they currently interact with society.

The Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine (CHSTM) is Britain's largest academic grouping which covers the histories of science, technology and medicine, and the inter-relations between the three connected areas of human activity.

The Centre is also home to a Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, funded by the Wellcome Trust, and to the National Archive for the History of Computing, a major research resource for information technology history and culture.

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