William Cheselden who could cut for the stone in 54 seconds! Samuel Sharpe, the eye surgeon who could cut out your cataracts!
A talk about the rise of the scientific surgeon in the 18th century and the end of the Barber Surgeons Company.
Hear about some of the surgeons who joined the Royal Society and worked to elevate the status of the profession, their practice of the science of anatomy, the operations they developed and the instruments of surgery that they used.
Suitable for over 15s.