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For the Blood is the Life

Talk | 14 September, 2017, 7:00 PM

​Victorian patent medicines such as Clarke's World-Famed Blood Mixture offered to remove 'impurities' from the body. In this talk, illustrated with a wealth of 19th-century advertising images, Caroline Rance explores why such remedies were so popular – and why some people viewed them as quackery.

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Blood in the Operating Theatre

Workshop | Wednesday, 9 August, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

​Do you have what it takes to be a surgeon? No matter what the prognosis, procedure or problem blood is omnipresent in surgery. But how do medical professionals keep it flowing, keep it working hard throughout your body, and finally allow it to return to be hidden in your arteries and veins?


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