Summer of Fashion at Surrey Gardens 1844

An Englishman’s Paradise

In 1862, while the new buildings of St Thomas’ were under construction near Westminster Bridge, the hospital temporarily moved to Surrey Gardens. Now a populous area between the Kennington and Walworth Roads, the Gardens were[…]

L0077013 Etching of a nightwatchman catching a body snatcher
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Etching of a nightwatchman catching a body snatcher while the anatomist flees, by William Austin, 1773. 

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1773 By: William AustinPublished: May 1773.

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Resurrection Men

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, and this meant that one of the most[…]

London, as it appeared from Southwark, during the Great Fire of 1666.

The Dismal Fires of Southwark

“Oh the miserable and calamitous spectacle” wrote John Evelyn on the Great Fire of London, one of the most famous conflagrations in London’s history, which he observed from the Southwark Bankside with his wife and[…]