Victorian Hospital Ward
A new course is beginning in Lincoln which will explore the advances in modern medicine.
The course will explore key individuals whose advances revolutionised our understanding of disease and surgery. Edward Jenner’s battle against smallpox and development of the first vaccine. Pasteur and Koch’s work on the germ theory of disease and John Snow’s successful campaign to stop the spread of cholera. The course will conclude with an evaluation of the contribution of Florence Nightingale and an exploration of Simpson’s and Lister’s efforts to combat the problems of pain and infection in surgery.
L0057252 Glass ampoule of liquid chloroform, Paris, France, 1845-1945 Credit: Science Museum, London. Wellcome Images firstname.lastname@example.org http://wellcomeimages.org
Chloroform was used as an anaesthetic from the late 1840s until the 1950s. Liquid chloroform was dropped on to a face mask or vaporised and inhaled by the patient through a face mask. The chloroform was prepared by a Parisian pharmacist, A Vicario. Once the potentially toxic nature of this anaesthetic had become apparent, it was used far more cautiously. The vial was owned by Sir James Cantlie (1851-1926), a surgeon and medical administrator whose prestigious career included a leading role in setting up the London School of Tropical Medicine and the provision and training of ambulance services during the First World War. maker: Vicario, A Place made: Paris, Ville de Paris, Île-de-France, France made: 1845-1945 Published: – Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons by-nc-nd 2.0 UK, see http://wellcomeimages.org/indexplus/page/Prices.html
- 27/09/2016 – 15/11/2016, 7 sessions
- Thu 19:00 in Lincoln
- Tutor: David Halliwell
- Status: Enrolling (online) or ring the Lincoln office on 01522 522 472
- Fee : £53.90 or free if in receipt of certain benefits.