Historical Collection

The BMUS Historical Collection was established in 1984 to collect, document, preserve, exhibit and interpret artefacts and other material relating to diagnostic and therapeutic ultrasound in the UK. 

The current collection includes:

  • Ultrasound related hardware e.g. small scanners, transducers
  • Images, films, video and audio tapes
  • Photographs of instruments and people
  • Manufacturer's documents
  • Personal accounts, letters and interviews
  • Originals of papers, Reviews

The collection is kept in Glasgow, with historical documents in the archives of the Mitchell Library in Glasgow and some hardware items on display at the Queen Mother's Hospital. Other hardware items are kept in storage at other sites in Glasgow. 

The Collection is available to BMUS members and others for education, research and interest.

Note: some large items have been moved to the Hunterian Museum, University of Glasgow.

Contributions to / use of the collection :

Material of all types, relating to all aspects of medical ultrasound is welcome. Of particular importance and interest are documents and papers not normally kept by libraries.

If you have anything to contribute, or if you wish to view or use the collection for exhibition or research, please contact Peter Hoskins Historical Collection Co-ordinator, or the BMUS office.