Old Operating Theatre – London

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I visited the Old Operating Theatre in London, to see the oldest medical theatre still in existence (although no longer used for operations, it’s now a museum!). Set in the top of St Thomas’s Church the Operating Theatre itself is a small room with an old operating table, a wooden slab, surrounded by a gallery of stands to observe from. Beside this is the Herb Garret, a fascinating and sometime disturbing array of medical equipment (the gynacological in particular) and herbal remedies, from Snailwater to the relationship between Pufferfish and Zombie legend.

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