In this lunch time talk RCSED Library and Archive Assistant, Robin Fixter, discusses archives of the experiences of two young surgeons who volunteered their services during the Crimean War. These archives throw an intimate light on the already infamous state of British medical and surgical care during the conflict and what young surgeons were willing to risk to get ahead. Talks will last approximately 30 mins and there will be tea and coffees available for ticket holders.5/6/23- Lunch Time talks: Sir James Young Simpson- A Male Midwife
In this lunch time talk our Learning and Interpretation Manager, Thomas Elliott, will discuss the world famous Victorian Obstetrician Sir James Young Simpson. In celebration of our new temporary exhibition In Safe Hands: The Battle for Midwifery, this talk will focus on Simpsons career in Midwifery and how he revolutionised the field with his innovations in Obstetrics. Talks will last approximately 30 mins and there will be tea and coffee available for ticket holders.
17/6/23- Living Autopsy with Dr. Suzy Lishman CBE
This unique event is presented by Consultant Histopathologist, Dr Suzy Lishman CBE, and involves a ‘living’ dead body, played by an actor. Dr Lishman will take attendees through the process of a post-mortem examination, showing the real instruments used, explaining where incisions are made, how each organ is examined, and what tests might be carried out. Dr Lishman will also explain the role of pathologists, and what circumstances would lead to a post-mortem being required for someone who has died.
Attendees will hear a scientifically accurate and sensitive account of this important medical examination and will be invited to ask questions at the end of Dr Suzy’s talk. The event is being run in anticipation of National Pathology Week 2023, which runs from 19 to 25 June.
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