War and Medicine

The website of the Wellcome Institute, on the Euston Road,  gives fascinating details of its exhibition, War and Medicine.

This covers the development of military medicine from the Crimean War to the present day. The website suggests that there is plenty of WW1 material, including sections on facial reconstruction, and on “shell-shock”.

There will be a symposium on Saturday 31st Jan, about Remembering War.

This painting from the exhibition,  by Charles Henry Harrison Burleigh, shows Indian wounded in the Brighton Royal Pavilion, which had been converted into a temporary hospital.

2 Comments

  1. Jessica
    Posted January 13, 2009 at 7:21 am | Permalink

    George, are you planning on attending this event? I would love to go, but can’t for a variety of reasons. One of your excellent reports would be a fabulous alternative…

  2. Posted January 13, 2009 at 8:40 am | Permalink

    I’ll be going there if I can. The programme looks excellent.


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