"Rebel Angel" is the new play by Angus Graham-Campbell which explores the dramatic events that which saw John Keats abandon surgery for the life of a poet.
Starting with an astonishing operation performed exactly 200 years ago by Sir Astley Cooper, Thomas Morris looks at the contributions of London surgeons to the early history of the discipline.
Surgery before the 16 October, 1846 meant one thing for the patient most of all: Pain. It was also difficult for the surgeon to work under such circumstances.
Today, the body snatchers who crept into the burial grounds of Georgian London to dig up the dead for the anatomy schools of London seem like characters from a dark gothic story. But the body snatchers were not characters from fiction and the lucrative trade in human corpses was real.
This event will offer a short overview by Nick Newton of the emotional impact of illness and impending surgery on individuals in the 17th & 18th Century, followed by an introductory talk from Tim Smith, focusing on the aetiology and management of bladder stones in the pre-anaesthetic era. Then there will be a concert by the Royal Baroque Ensemble.
Talk and screening of Dracula (1958): “One of the most revolting horror films I have seen in years.” (Daily Express review, 1958).
Robert Knox is best known for having bought the bodies of at least sixteen murder victims from Burke and Hare, a trade that came to light in the Edinburgh anatomy scandal of 1828. Hare turned King’s evidence, Burke was hanged, dissected and displayed, but Knox was never prosecuted.
Set within the context of the 'new age' of electrical discoveries, the lecture will introduce Mr Birch's 'electrical table' and the therapeutic methods he used to overcome great suffering, as seen via his Hospital patients' case histories. Via these newly found papers, we can see how Mr Birch's practice drew to the Hospital many otherwise thought to be 'incurable' patients, how he attracted referrals of the more famous practitioners such as John Hunter and how this work even inspired art works to be made.
Official UK Book Launch and Talk for "The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister’s Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine"Talk | 16 November, 2017, 7:00 PM
This is the official UK book launch for Dr. Lindsey Fitzharris' "The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister’s Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine".
A bizarre horror fantasy which combines a psycho-killer plot with The Phantom of the Opera.
Roman surgeons were highly advanced and skilled professionals. However, with the absence of modern anaesthetics and the inability to control infection and blood loss, the Roman surgeon's work could be hazardous in the extreme.
Adapted from Henry James’ classic novella ‘The Turn of the Screw’, this atmospheric and stylish ghost film questions whether the inexplicable events in a remote gothic country house are supernatural, or how much is in the mind of the protagonist.