16 September 2010 - Medical Breakthroughs
A set of 6 stamps celebrating six of the most significant medical breakthroughs from the 20th century.
1st - Heart-regulating beta-blockers (Inferior anterolateral view (left side) of the heart and its major blood vessels)
58p Antibiotic properties of penicillin (Petri dish culture penicillum notatum)
60p Total hip replacement (Coloured X-ray of the pelvis of a 74 year old woman)
67p Artificial lens implant surgery (Intraocular lens, an artificial implanted lens placed in the eye surgically)
88p Link between Malaria and mosquitoes (Coloured transmission electron micrograph of a section through a misshapen red blood cell infected with a malaria parasite (Plasmodium sp.))
97p Computed tomography scanner (CT scan of an axial section through a patient’s abdomen showing a false aneurysm (red) due to chronic pancreatitis)