Victorian A&E

Curing and Caring London's sick poor

 


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Discover the difficulties surrounding St Thomas' Hospital admission in the 19th century.

Traditionally, hospitals were established as charitable institutions primarily to treat poor people who were unable to meet the hefty fees charged by private physicians.

However, unlike today, accessing medical aid was not so easy. Only a particular type of person suffering from a particular kind of illness would be allowed entry.

Through role play, this family based workshop will explore some common aliments suffered by Victorian Londoners and discuss why only a limited few would be successful in obtaining a 'cure'.

  • 2pm
  • £6.20 (children £3.50; conc £5)

Where

Old Operating Theatre, Museum and Herb Garret
9a St Thomas Street, London, SE1 9RY
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