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Understanding the body

Understanding how our bodies work is the key to understanding and caring for our health.

Over the centuries, we have invented many extraordinary tools and techniques to explore the way we function. From looking, listening, tasting and touching to measuring, scanning and dissecting, the human body has now been examined in microscopic detail. What we have discovered has transformed our approach to diagnosis, defining the way we think about medicine and ourselves.

FOUR stories about understanding the body


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