George Marshall Medical Museum is fortunate enough to have been loaned a collection of professional and personal items belonging to Mr. Alan Oliver Mann, former Chief Pharmacist at Worcester Royal Infirmary. The collection is on loan from Alan Mann's family and is the centre of a temporary exhibition celebrating his medical work and artistic talents. For an online gallery of his artwork, click here (you can see many of these on display in the George Marshall Medical Museum's temporary exhibition until November 2018).
Image of Alan Mann's remedy kit.
A particularly intriguing item on display from the collection, is Mann's remedy kit, containing the raw materials he used to prepare various medicines. Click here to learn more about some of the items in Mann's remedy kit.
Mann played an important role during the Second World War. During this time his profession was a Reserved Occupation, meaning he was exempt from military service due to the specialist knowledge and skills his job required. As a result, he was required to have a full set of surgical tools in case he was called upon to perform emergency operations. At this point, as a qualified Pharmacist, Mann kept his kit fully stocked and readily available as it may have also been called upon.