This model of an MMR Unit created by the Science Museum to illustrate the interior of a mobile van and to show how the x-ray was taken. It displays women operators in white uniforms and a small queue of men wearing shirts to emphasise that there was no need to undress for the x-ray to be taken. This tells us interesting things about the gendered understanding of tuberculosis screening when this object was created. The date at which this was created is unknown. The object number is 1984-252, which we initially thought may suggest it was made in 1984, but, as our member below suggests, this may more likely mean the Museum acquisitioned the item in this year. Indeed, it was in the 1940s and 1950s that women as well as men were encouraged to avail of the service and have an x-ray taken.
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