The Dresser & The Dissector

 


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"Fixott is gone to ye. Play, I have just done Tea & we have had a simple fracture of both Tibia and Fibula."

Private anatomy schools flourished in London in the 18th century, and hospitals also began to take students who were neither apprentices or dressers. Students were young and boistrous, packing out operating theatres, "like herrings in a barrel, but not so quiet", and often became involved with the infamous bodysnatchers, providing their classes which much-needed corpses for dissection.

  • 2pm
  • £5.25 (conc £4.25; child £3)

Where

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