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You'll appreciate modern medicine even more after this talk
Published 6 Feb 2024
Step into the Victorian era at The Old Operating Theatre Museum & Herb Garret, where the team will guide you through the surgical practices once performed in this historical space.
The Old Operating Theatre Museum & Herb Garret is Europe's oldest surviving surgical theatre, originally situated in the attic of an 18th century church. The somewhat gory journey begins with an exploration of the origins and history of the Old St Thomas' Hospital and an overview of the medical profession, setting the context for the unique location of the operating theatre in a church attic. During the hour-long talk, you'll discover the common surgical procedures of nearly two centuries ago and hear about the daunting realities of surgery prior to the advent of anaesthesia and antiseptics, which revolutionised modern medical practices.
The ”Surgery & the Victorian Operating Theatre” talks will take place at The Old Operating Theatre Museum & Herb Garret on 10 and 24 February. Find out more and book your spot here.