People's History of the NHS


Ultrasound Machine, c.1990

Ultrasound is a form of diagnostic image technology routinely used to scan images of the foetus within the womb to monitor the growth and development of the baby. It has been routinely used in hospitals as a standard component of maternity care since the 1970s.

Science Museum, Brought to Life - Exploring the History of Medicine. Credits: N. Durrell McKenna, Wellcome Images. Available at:

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