Raising Dr Dodd: John Hunter’s Daring Attempt at Resurrecting the King’s Curate

Raising Dr Dodd: John Hunter’s Daring Attempt at Resurrecting the King’s Curate

This event has finished Took place on: Thursday, 8th Nov 2018

In May 1777 the Reverend Dr William Dodd was sentenced to hang. As honorary chaplain to George III, Dodd had become the most fashionable clergyman of the age before his fall from grace over a silly attempt at forgery. A huge public campaign to save his neck, backed by the writer Samuel Johnson, was in vain and Dodd was taken to the gallows at Tyburn on 27 June. Yet even as he felt the noose around his neck, Dodd had not lost hope of being saved. For if Samuel Johnson’s words had failed him, Dodd fully believed that the talents of his friend John Hunter, the infamous surgeon and anatomist, would bring him back from the dead.

Join writer Wendy Moore for this fascinating talk. Wendy Moore is an award-winning journalist and author of four popular history books, including The Knife Man, her biography of 18th-century surgeon John Hunter.

Doors will open at 6:30 pm.

Cost: £12


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2018-11-08 2018-11-08 Europe/London Raising Dr Dodd: John Hunter’s Daring Attempt at Resurrecting the King’s Curate A talk on John Hunter and his attempt to resurrect the Reverend Dr William Dodd https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2018/11/08/raising-dr-dodd-john-hunters-daring-attempt-at-resurrecting-the-kings-curate-186633 The Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret,9a Saint Thomas Street,London,London

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9a Saint Thomas Street,
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