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Objects of Healing: nursing technologies of the First World War
Thu 18 May 2017, 17:30 – 19:00 BST
Christine Hallett, Professor of Nursing History at the University of Manchester and President of the European Association for the History of Nursing will use objects from the Museum of Medicine and Health to examine and highlight some of the most important tools and technologies used by nurses to heal the wounds sustained by combatants on the battlefields of the First World War. This talk will focus, in particular, on the use of Carrel Dakin wound irrigation technique – a method for delivering the powerful antiseptic, sodium hypochlorite, into deep, infected combat wounds.
This event is open to all, for all backgrounds and ages and no prior knowledge assumed.