When: 18th October 2016, at 1pm
Where: The Hunterian Museum, Royal College of Surgeons, 35-43 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PE
£: Tickets cost £4 (free for RCS fellows, members and affiliates, medical students and Hunterian Society members)
What is it?
Lunchtime lectures at The Hunterian Museum allow audiences to discover some of the histories and personalities behind the practice of surgery, in addition to other historical themes and subjects. This month’s lecture, Healing Through Kindness: Commemorating the centenary of the Royal Masonic Hospital, will take place on Tuesday 18th October.
Conceived as a nursing home for Freemasons before World War I, in its time the Royal Masonic Hospital was the largest private medical facility in England. Susan Snell will reveal the hospital’s fascinating history using images from archives, photographs and films.
The Hunterian Museum, housed at the Royal College of Surgeons, is a wonderful little museum full of medical specimens and oddities. It contains collections of human and non-human anatomical and pathological specimens, models, instruments, as well as paintings and sculptures, that reveal the art and science of surgery from the 17th century to the present day.
More info: www.rcseng.ac.uk/news-and-events