Blog

14352196 10154454314534030 4127292000066577983 O

The Humoral Management of Blood: Cupping, Bloodletting and Staunching- PART 3

Museum Highlights | 21st September 2017

In 1853 within the Lancet* St Thomas’ trained surgeon Thomas Wakley (1795-1862) wrote a substantial obituary of Monson Hills Senior (1792-1853) the long serving Cupper to Guy’s Hospital: “In March, 1823, he was appointed surgery-man in Guy's Hospital, and after six months, having in this interval qualified himself by assiduity and dexterity, he was advanced to the situation of cupper...

Unnamed

The Humoral Management of Blood: Cupping, Bloodletting and Staunching- PART 1

Museum Highlights | 14th September 2017

​Blood and heart health is a central aspect of the normal monitoring and maintenance of our body function. Via medical analysis we know that a unit of blood is taken to be approximately one pint; that an average adult male can be estimated to have within their body about twelve pints of blood, a female nine pints; a healthy donor's blood has been analysed to replenish in about 24 hours, that red blood cells that are lost take longer and are totally replaced in a few weeks. Whole blood can be donated every eight weeks and we are aware that blood types must be matched in order to safely transfuse blood. Our blood is accepted as the body’s replenishing life force.

Monica

Staff Profiles: Q&A with Monica A. Walker

Museum Highlights | 5th June 2017

The front of house staff who welcome you; the people that tell you all about the history of the museum, Victorian surgery and herbal medicine on the weekend talks; the people that take you on walking tours about public health and history of crime in Southwark; the people that catalogue and care for the collection...

Here Is The Photo For Blog X 370X370

Staff Profiles: Q&A with Julie Mathias

Museum Highlights | 1st June 2017

The front of house staff who welcome you; the people that tell you all about the history of the museum, Victorian surgery and herbal medicine on the weekend talks; the people that take you on walking tours about public health and history of crime in Southwark; the people that catalogue and care for the collection...

Https 2 F2 Fcdn Evbuc Com2 Fimages2 F299326622 F382216922 F12 Foriginal

Staff Profiles: Q&A with Juliana Wakefield

Museum Highlights | 30th May 2017

​The front of house staff who welcome you; the people that tell you all about the history of the museum, Victorian surgery and herbal medicine on the weekend talks; the people that take you on walking tours about public health and history of crime in Southwark; the people that catalogue and care for the collection...

Img 1438 300X300

Staff Profiles: Q&A with Iris Millis

Museum Highlights | 29th May 2017

The front of house staff who welcome you; the people that tell you all about the history of the museum, Victorian surgery and herbal medicine on the weekend talks; the people that take you on walking tours about public health and history of crime in Southwark; the people that catalogue and care for the collection...

Press Image Kh 16 370X547

Staff Profiles: Q&A with Karen Howell

Museum Highlights | 25th May 2017

The front of house staff who welcome you; the people that tell you all about the history of the museum, Victorian surgery and herbal medicine on the weekend talks; the people that take you on walking tours about public health and history of crime in Southwark; the people that catalogue and care for the collection; the people that organize after-hours events...

Gareth 370X432

Staff Profiles: Q&A with Gareth Miles

Museum Highlights | 17th May 2017

The front of house staff who welcome you; the people that tell you all about the history of the museum, Victorian surgery and herbal medicine on the weekend talks; the people that take you on walking tours about public health and history of crime in Southwark; the people that catalogue and care for the collection...

Capture

Staff Profiles: Q&A with Kirsty Chilton

Museum Highlights | 15th May 2017

The front of house staff who welcome you; the people that tell you all about the history of the museum, Victorian surgery and herbal medicine on the weekend talks; the people that take you on walking tours about public health and history of crime in Southwark; the people that catalogue and care for the collection...

12744085 10207587875449374 1317075486758816480 N 370X371

Staff Profiles: Q&A with Denise Leon

Museum Highlights | 23rd March 2017

​The front of house staff who welcome you; the people that tell you all about the history of the museum, Victorian surgery and herbal medicine on the weekend talks; the people that take you on walking tours about public health and history of crime in Southwark; the people that catalogue and care for the collection...

Anatomist Over Taken

The Resurrection Men

Museum Highlights | 20th September 2016

Anatomy and physiology are most important disciplines to a surgeon. By the middle of the 18th century, dissection of the dead had become central to surgical education...

Robert Liston Stump 232X300

Ether, Anaesthesia and the Old Operating Theatre

Museum Highlights | 1st September 2016

​In August 2008, as part of the building works at the museum, samples of sawdust from under the operating theatre were taken by conservator Jonna Holt. Apart from other things, she found ether residue in the area of the head end of the operating table. This ether was an old fashion form, slightly different to the purified medical ether that was soon to be introduced. This shows that this new advance was made available for St. Thomas’ Hospital’s patients very soon after its introduction.

Img 6815

William Lowder: A Male Midwife in 18th-Century England

Museum Highlights | 16th February 2016

​Midwifery was a developing science in the 18th century. New discoveries were being made in anatomy and physiology; new instruments were developed, and midwifery schools began to open, with courses running in the hospitals and partnerships created with lying in institutions.

Trip Advisor Certificate
Experts Choice 4