"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.
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.
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.