A gruesome new exhibition has been opened at the Museum of London exploring the haunting and agonising choices many surgeons in the capital faced during the early 19th century.
Honing their skills on stolen corpses or practising on their living patients was a genuine moral dilemma for medics, and the exhibition – aptly titled Doctors, Dissection and Resurrection Men – investigates the role of ‘resurrection men`, who plundered graveyards to meet the demand from the city`s anatomy and medical schools.
Amongst some of the most interesting facets of the exhibition are surgical tools from the period – including a skull saw and full amputation set – never-before-seen human remains and exquisite illustrations, objects and multimedia interpretation.
Opening today, the fascinating display will run at the institution until 14 April 2013. Come and check it out whilst taking a relaxing and cultural break in one of the excellent hotels in London
over the coming months.
Published on 19/10/2012.Latest London News