Can you help to build a human body? Come along to our drop-in session and create internal organs out of Play-Doh for our human body model.
Join consultant histopathologist Dr Suzy Lishman CBE as she performs a living autopsy to investigate the effects of modern living on the body. Discover what an autopsy involves and how post-mortem examinations have transformed our understanding of disease and why future investigations may not require a scalpel. Her award-winning living autopsy has been seen by thousands in real life, and over one million people online. In her day job, Suzy specialises in bowel cancer diagnosis and establishing accurate causes of death. Out of work Suzy gives regular talks to schools, specialist societies and the public, and has appeared on numerous television programmes discussing historic murders and diseases such as bubonic plague, syphilis and arsenic poisoning. Find out more about the tour here https://www.rcpath.org/discover-pathology/diamond-jubilee/living-autopsy-tour.htmlJune17th- Surgeons' Hall Book Club- Taking place in the beautiful surroundings of the Fellows Library, in the A Listed William Playfair building. The Museums inaugural book club session will discuss 'The Butchering Art' by Lindsey Fitzharris.In The Butchering Art, historian Lindsey Fitzharris recreates a pivotal point in medical history, when Joseph Lister transformed surgery from a brutal, harrowing practice to a far safer and smoother process, that we are familiar with in present times. The book is available in our Museum shop. All purchases will gain complimentary access to the Museum with each copy.
24th- Phases of Matter Film Screening + Director Q&A- Phases of Matter made its premiere at the International Rotterdam Film Festival 2020 and won the Best Documentary Film Award at the 57th Antalya Film Festival and the 39th Istanbul Film Festival. As a non-traditional cinematic documentary with an observant style, the film meticulously portrays the story of not only a hospital, but also a country, helping the audience to understand and empathize with health workers in a way that regular style of documentary filmmaking can't. It is the latest film of director and artist Deniz Tortum, who is based in Philadelphia and was featured on “25 New Faces of Independent Cinema” by Filmmaker Magazine.
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