The Thing Is... Anaesthesia

Sunday 24 March 2013, 15.00-16.00

To celebrate John Snow’s bicentenary, find out about his pioneering work on ether and chloroform in an era when there were few options for pain relief in surgery. In this talk, medical historian Stephanie Snow will explore the debate and controversy that surrounded the development of anaesthetics.

This event is FREE. 

Book now to receive an e-ticket.

Bookings are limited to two per person. Any additional bookings will be cancelled.


For blind and partially sighted visitors:
Members of Wellcome Collection’s Visitor Services team have been trained in audio description techniques by VocalEyes. 

Join members of the team from 14.00 for audio descriptions of the ‘mystery object’, the event space and set-up, and descriptions of a small number of relevant objects from our library collections. Please note there will be no audio description during the event. 

Places for the audio description preceding the event are free but very limited. To book a place or for more information, please email access@wellcomecollection.org or call 020 7611 2222.

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