Battlefield pathology in the First World War by Professor Ken Donaldson

Elsie Inglis Operating Theatre, Hospital 2008, by John Bellany
2-3pm, Saturday 9 April

In partnership with the Scottish Parliament and Surgeons’ Hall Museums

Each new era in warfare is accompanied by advances in weaponry that can mean new types of wounds or more severe wounds. In the First World War, flamethrowers and poison gas were used on a large scale for the first time and this talk by Professor Ken Donaldson will examine the consequences of the tissue injury, repair and infection arising from the wounds. 

Examples from the Wohl Pathology Museum of the Surgeons' Hall Museums will be used throughout.

Warning: This talk will show graphic images of wounds and their consequences which some people may find distressing.  Please contact museum@rcsed.ac.uk for more information.

Picture: Elsie Inglis Operating Theatre, Hospital 2008, by John Bellany © Bellany Estate

 

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