The Old Operating Theatre (Host organisation at MED London)

Podcast recored by our friends at INSIDE HISTORY

Join us as we talk to Monica Walker about the Old Operating Theatre in London. As Europe’s oldest surviving Operating Theatre the museum is a must-see attraction for anyone interested in medical history. Monica Walker will guide us through this amazing space and explain what happened within the attic of St Thomas’s Church as well as talking to us about the grisly world of surgery and the 19th Century.

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For additional reading around the subject of Victorian Surgery we recommend checking out The Butchering Art by Dr Lindsey Fitzharris which can be purchased from our online bookstore here: