Monstrous Misconceptions: 'Medicalised' Bodies of the Nineteenth Century

  • Laura Neff (Participant)

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course


"Risk of Surgery and Risk from Surgery: Abdominal Operations in Victorian Britain 1860-1890"
These were the important questions that surrounded every operation: what was the risk to the patient? What was the risk to the surgeon? And what was the risk to surgery? This talk will explore how surgery evolved into a respectable profession when post-operative mortality rates were high and few patients were restored to health.

Centre for the Study of the Body and Material Culture and Centre for Victorian Studies Lunchtime Seminar
Period22 Jan 2014
Event typeOther


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