For The Blood Is The Life at The Old Operating Theatre Museum & Herb Garret

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Victorian patent medicines such as Clarke's World-Famed Blood Mixture offered to remove 'impurities' from the body. In this talk, illustrated with a wealth of 19th-century advertising images, Caroline Rance explores why such remedies were so popular - and why some people viewed them as quackery. Caroline Rance is a writer and editor living in the UK. She has an MA in Medicine, Science and Society: Historical and Theoretical Perspectives, and she is the author of the bestselling books The History of Medicine in 100 Facts and What the Apothecary Ordered: Questionable Cures Through the Ages.

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Old Operating Theatre, Museum and Herb Garret

9A St Thomas' Street
+44 (0)20 7188 2679
Public transport:
Turn right when leaving the station. From the bus station follow the sign to the footbridge. Look to the right to see the red brick tower with green line around the top.

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