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.
"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.
Prompted by the idea that Shakespeare's soliloquies may have been influenced by public anatomical dissections in Renaissance London, INTERIORITY brings together artists with speakers from the fields of medicine and health, anatomy, history and cultural theory in three public talks to explore the relationship between body and mind: how we imagine and experience our interior selves, and how this affects our way of expression in the world.
The Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret will be participating in the UK's largest showcase of architecture, design, and regeneration providing free admission to our museum all day on Sunday, the 17th of September. Our doors will be opened from 10.30 AM to 5:00 PM.