Mad Science Gone Right: Experimental Surgery and Its Survivors in the 18th and 19th centuries

This event has finished Took place on: Thursday, 23rd Aug 2018

With no anaesthesia to dull the pain and no antiseptics to stop infection, operations in the past were a terrible ordeal and many surgeries ended in the patient's death. However sometimes, a resilient and lucky patient with a daring surgeon could survive even the most experimental of operations!

As part of the Life Series, this talk features the stories of three surprising historic operations on the chest, kidneys and ovaries from the pre-antiseptic age where – against all expectations - the patients actually survived!

Join the museum's resident researcher, Kirsty Chilton, for this fascinating and descriptive insight into these case studies.

Cost: £12


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2018-08-23 2018-08-23 Europe/London Mad Science Gone Right: Experimental Surgery and Its Survivors in the 18th and 19th centuries This talk features the stories of three surprising historic operations on the chest, kidneys and ovaries from the pre-antiseptic age https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2018/08/23/mad-science-gone-right-experimental-surgery-and-its-survivors-in-the-18th-and-19th-centuries-179123 The Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret,9a Saint Thomas Street,London,London

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The Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret,

9a Saint Thomas Street,
London,
London,
SE1 9RY

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