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From Barbers to Surgeons

oin us for a lunch time lecture and discover how the Royal College of Surgeons has its origins with the Company of Barber-Surgeons, formed in 1540.

On 1st July 1745, the Court of Assistants of the newly formed Company of Surgeons met for the first time in Stationers’ Hall. This landmark moment would lead to the creation of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

Vishy Mahadevan, Barbers’ Company Professor of Anatomy, traces the origins of the surgeons and barbers, the development of the Company of Barber-Surgeons and the events leading up to their separation.

Lectures last approximately 45 minutes with time for questions.


Professor Vishy Mahadevan | talks


Date and Time:

12 February 2013 at 1:00 pm


1 hour



Hunterian Museum, London
The Royal College of Surgeons of England
35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields
020 7869 6560

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