Watch Some Gory Pre-Anesthetic Surgery at Old Operating Theatre Museum


Old Operating Theatre Museum
9a St Thomas Street
We take it for granted how simple surgery can be these days, which is why the Old Operating Theatre is always a good day out. It reminds us of the terrible conditions back in ye olde London, when a septic wound could mean the end of you. To make sure we know just how much modern surgery has progressed, the Old Operating Theatre re-enacts the gory operations of the late 18th and early 19th Centuries. A time before anesthetics. A time when amputation was favoured above attempting internal procedures for fear of infection.

Reenactments are held every Saturday at 2pm in the Old Operating Theatre – best to eat lunch afterwards.

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