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Headache For Halloween : Releasing Demons

Lecture on the brutalities of surgery before anaesthetics and antiseptics

Most operations without anaesthetics were undertaken in less than a minute, a trial for any patient undergoing the agony of amputation, trepanning or “cutting for the stone”. A talk on bloodletting and the brutal and bloody surgery that nonetheless saved lives. This could be the stuff of nightmares...


Museum Curatorial Staff | talks


Date and Time:

29 October 2006 at 2:00 pm


30 minutes



Old Operating Theatre, Museum & Herb Garret
9a St Thomas' Street
020 7188 2679

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Old Operating Theatre Museum, on the day. Or phone in advance to reserve on 020 7188 2679, or email on curator@thegarret.org.uk.

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