Surgery In Nelson's Navy

The Death of An Admiral

 


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A lecture by Mick Crumplin, FRCS, author of "A Surgical Artist At War"

"I am shot through the arm, I am a dead man!"

So exclaimed Lord Nelson , on receiving the injury that famously led to the amputation of his right arm in April 1797. Surgery in the navy was a brutal and bloody affair, operations performed rapidly and without anaesthetic, often by lamplight as The Ship was rocked by waves.

  • 6.30pm

Where

Old Operating Theatre, Museum and Herb Garret
9a St Thomas Street, London, SE1 9RY
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6; conc 5; child 3.50; family (2+4) 13.90

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