Surgery & the Victorian Operating Theatre

Location: The Old Operating Theatre & Herb Garret

August 27, 2022 - August 27, 2022

The Old Operating Theatre Museum & Herb Garret team will transport you to the Victorian era to discover the surgical procedures that were done in the oldest surviving surgical theatre in Europe.

To understand the dramatic location of our operating theatre in the attic of a church, they will first explore the origins and history of Old St Thomas’ Hospital and a quick overview of the medical profession. They will then describe the most common surgical procedures that would have taken place in this original space nearly 200 years ago. Listen as the team delve into the horrors of surgery before the arrival of anaesthesia and antiseptics that helped pave the way to our modern medical procedures.

Shown live from the oldest surviving surgical theatre in Europe, you will see the original space located in the attic of an 18th century church, where up to 150 medical students would have once gathered and learnt their trade.

Saturday 27th August 2022. Doors will open at 09:45 for a 10:00 am start.

 **Access is through a 52-step spiral staircase. For more information go to Access.

***All income from ticket sales goes to support the upkeep of the museum, a registered charity, and the collection.

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