Music And Medicine - Music Inspired By Illness In The Pre-Anaesthetic Era at The Old Operating Theatre Museum & Herb Garret

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This event will offer a short overview by Nick Newton of the emotional impact of illness and impending surgery on individuals in the 17th & 18th Century, followed by an introductory talk from Tim Smith, focussing on the aetiology and management of bladder stones in the pre-anaesthetic era. These brief introductions will set the scene for a concert by the Royal Baroque Ensemble, under the direction of Katarzyna Kowalik, of music composed by Marin, Lully, Froberger, Couperin and Zelenka reflecting the patient's anxieties concerning illness, surgery without anaesthesia and the close encounters with imminent or untimely death. Dr Nick Newton is a retired Consultant Anaesthetist from Guy's and St Thomas' hospitals. And Dr Tim Smith is Curator of the Berkshire Medical Heritage Centre and retired Consultant Anaesthetist from the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading.

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Old Operating Theatre, Museum and Herb Garret

Address
9A St Thomas' Street
London
SE1 9RY
Telephone:
+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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