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The Making of Thoroughly Modern Medicine: Walking Tour

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Royal College Of Physicians

11 Saint Andrews Place

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NW1 4LE

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A history of five hundred years of medical progress told across the streets of the capital.

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Learn how a murky world of mercury cures and caffeine enemas, leeches and bloodletting galore was transformed into one of the most respected professions at the cutting edge of science.

Travel through the present day’s medical district taking in renowned institutions including University College Hospital, the General Medical Council and The Wellcome Trust.

Uncover less well known sites from the past and present such as the former home of the now defunct London Foot Hospital, the town house of the eccentric German father of food hygiene and the West End’s first modern birth control clinic.

Our most popular walk concludes at the galleries and library of The Wellcome Collection, with an optional guided tour of the exhibitions available by prior arrangement.**

This walk commences at The Royal College of Physicians and lasts around 2½ hours including a highlights tour of the Royal College, its museum and collections*.

Free online booking for our scheduled events is highly recommended using Eventbrite. A small number of turn-up tickets are available on the day, but cannot be guaranteed.

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“The Making of Thoroughly Modern Medicine” is also available as a private tour at any time by prior arrangement, subject to a minimum charge.

For further details or to make a group booking for a private tour please contact us at discovermedicallondon@gmail.com

* On occasion access to the Royal College of Physicians may be limited due to events or works being carried out. ** Guided tours of the Wellcome Collection are available to pre-booked groups of 10 or more.

Click here for a map and directions to the Royal College of Physicians.

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