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Digging Up The Dead: The Surgeon

A talk by author Druin Burch on 18th & 19th Century surgeons

A Talk by Druin Burch, author of "Digging Up The Dead", biography of Guy's Hospital Surgeon Sir Astley Cooper, famous both for his surgical skills - and his involvement with both John Keats and bodysnatchers! A revolutionary democrat and fanatical scientist, Cooper's life opens up the rich and terrifying world of 18th & 19th Century surgeons, when the profession was only beginning to become more respectable than the brutal Barber-Surgeons of old.


Druin Burch | talks


Date and Time:

7 May 2007 at 2:00 pm


1 hour



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

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