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Victorian Surgery Talk

Talk | Saturdays at 2:00 PM and Sundays at Noon

A surgical demonstration presented within the original architecture of the old operating theatre of St. Thomas’s Hospital of 1822.

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Accelerated Delivery: A History of Childbirth Through Time

Talk | 5 July, 2018, 7:00 PM

​Is it a girl or boy? How much did they weigh? How was the delivery? All of these questions are common on the birth of a baby today in the Western World. They assume that childbirth is not dangerous for the mother or baby. However, this has changed markedly over the past century which is a reflection of medical and social changes. In the UK, there was a steep decline in maternal mortality from the 1930s.

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The Gore Tour

Talk | Sundays at 2:00 PM

In this tour, the museum's resident researcher, Kirsty Chilton, will invite the public to take a visual tour through some of the most grizzly and terrifying surgical instruments ever designed and how they were used in the Georgian and Victorian Era. The surgical knives, the amputation saws, the trephines, and forceps are just a sample of objects used in the past and they will be presented live through our object handling collection.

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