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The Matter of the Heart - Thomas Morris

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Pathology Museum

3rd Floor Robin Brook Centre

St Bartholomew's Hospital Campus (QMUL)

West Smithfield

EC1A 7BE

United Kingdom

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The 'Heart of the Matter' Month. Illustrated Seminar: “The Matter of the Heart: A History of the Heart in Eleven Operations"

***Doors open 6:30pm for a 7:00pm start. There will be time to view the specimens, as well as collect a glass of wine and heart-shaped chocolates***

Author Thomas Morris will discuss some stories from this eponymously titled book which is subtitled ‘A History of the Heart in Eleven Operations.’ He will focus on the contribution of London hospitals in the period between 1800 and 1930 (the pre-open heart era). There's a fantastic amount Victorian material in these chapters, suitable for this beautiful museum built in the same era, and tales includes the story of a procedure recorded by George William Callender in 1873 - a needle which was removed from a heart after being stuck in it for several days - a needle which is in fact in our collection! (Specimen I.64 - Full report in the Medico-Chirurgical Transactions of 1873) Tweet Thomas @thomasngmorris

As always, the museum's specimens will be on display - particularly the hearts and specimen I.64, above - to make this a truly educational and engaging experience.

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Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

In order to be given alcohol you must be 18. To attend the lecture, you must be 16 years old minimum (but inform the organiser first)

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Tube stations: Barbican, Farringdon and St Pauls. Map and parking information is on our organiser page (scroll down) and website (www.qmul.ac.uk/pathologymuseum)

What's the refund policy?

Refunds only given up to 2 days before the event.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No - we will have a printed guestlist

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Pathology Museum

3rd Floor Robin Brook Centre

St Bartholomew's Hospital Campus (QMUL)

West Smithfield

EC1A 7BE

United Kingdom

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