Thursday, August 16, 2012

Royal College of Surgeons - Hunterian Museum

Yesterday we went to the Hunterian Museum and it was amazing! Not for the squeamish though! It is a collection of 3,500 specimens - animals, humans, foetuses of both, diseases, surgeries, disfigurement and experiments - most of which are from the 18th Century. They had things like human teeth implanted into the comb of a hen (to prove that foreign bodies would be expelled from the host body - this was done because people had tried to replace a lost tooth with someone else's which mainly resulted in horrific infections), huge tumours that were removed with no anaesthetic, skeletal deformities etc. it was so fascinating! Anyway, here are a few photos from the postcards - no photography allowed at the museum :(

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