Losing sight of glory': six centuries of battlefield surgery
Reception and lecture by Michael Crumplin, leading medical historian
Tuesday 28 October 2014
6pm Drinks reception, with wine and refreshments
Join expert Michael Crumplin to spend an evening discovering the fascinating and dramatic history of surgery. Uncover the stories behind landmark developments in military surgery, from Agincourt to Afghanistan.
The lecture celebrates the recent redisplay of the RCP museum's 'Prujean chest' - one of the most important collections of English 17th century surgical instruments.
The chest holds two trays of intricately-shaped compartments, originally holding 104 instruments. It survived the Great Fire of London and the Blitz, and holds instruments for obstetrics, gynaecology, lithotomy, trepanation, dental and bullet extraction.
The Prujean chest will be available to view before and after the lecture.
To book: email Corinne Harrison to reserve your place firstname.lastname@example.org by 21 October 2014