Special Event

‘Design for Living’: Life Inside the Tuberculosis Sanatorium

‘Design for Living’: Life Inside the Tuberculosis Sanatorium

10 September 2015, 18.30

Location: Florence Nightingale Museum

Sanatoria were the institutional answer to tuberculosis from the end of the 19th century until the successful outpatient use of anti-tuberculosis drugs in the 20th century, but what was life like inside? And did it work?

August

September

October

  • Exhibition: The Kiss of Light

    Exhibition: The Kiss of Light

    12 May - 23 October 2015

    Location: Florence Nightingale Museum

    The new exhibition at the Florence Nightingale Museum looks at the history of light therapy and uncovers the hidden role that nurses played in delivering this contentious treatment.

  • Past Caring: The History of Bethlem

    Past Caring: The History of Bethlem

    6 October 2015, 13.00

    Location: Hunterian Museum

    'It was handed down to me by my father, and I do not know any better practice ...' So did Thomas Monro, superintendent physician, defend Bethlem's treatment of bleeding and purging when he was called before the parliamentary enquiry of 1815.

November

  • Wax Anatomies in the Medical Museum

    Wax Anatomies in the Medical Museum

    24 November 2015, 13.00

    Location: Hunterian Museum

    Deep in the basement of a Victorian hospital, artist Joseph Towne worked for fifty years crafting exquisite human bodies in wax, a medium with an uncanny resemblance to human flesh.