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How Wellcome sent a medicine collector to wander Asia for a decade

UK exhibition tells story of Paira Mall, an Indian doctor dispatched by a millionaire in 1911 to send back Ayurvedic materialsIn 1911 a young Indian doctor was kitted out by the patent medicines millionaire and obsessive collector Henry Wellcome, to go back to India and collect material relating to the ancient practice of Ayurvedic medicine.Related:V&A acquires segment of Robin Hood Gardens council estateContinue reading...
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