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Teatime Talk : The Life of Captain Jacob Markowitz RAMC by Paul Watkins

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Teatime Talk Series - A Knife, Fork and Spoon Surgeon: The Life of Captain Jacob Markowitz RAMC by Paul Watkins .

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A Knife, Fork and Spoon Surgeon: The Life of Captain Jacob Markowitz RAMC by Paul Watkins

6pm – 7pm, Leggate theatre, Victoria Gallery & Museum, Ashton Street, L69 3DR

The exhibition opening will be extended until 5.55pm, the lecture will start 6pm prompt.

The Gallery café will not be open, but there is a variety of venues selling refreshments in the vicinity. Please note: lidded drinks can be brought into and drank in the cafe area. Drinks are not allowed upstairs in the galleries or theatre.

Free but booking is essential

Jacob Markowitz was a most remarkable doctor, whose contributions ranged from treating Far East prisoners of war on the Burma Railway during the Second World War, through to an early understanding of the metabolic actions of insulin as well as pioneering surgical techniques for transplantation of the heart. Markowitz has often been overlooked in medical history, and this lecture will enlighten the audience on his successes and the many challenges he faced during his life.

Paul Watkins is a veterinary surgeon with an interest in medical and military history. He has recently published From Hell Island to Hay Fever, the biography of Dr Bill Frankland, the oldest surviving Far Eastern Prisoner of War.

This talk will be of interest to medical and military historians, health and medical professionals and students and those who would like to find out more about the stories behind exhibition.

Image Credit: Operation – above knee amputation due to tropical ulcer, Chungkai POW Hospital camp, Thailand December 1943 by Driver Kenneth Elwell RASC (courtesy IWM)

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