Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment.

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

About Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History

20th April 2019
21st April 2019
27th April 2019
plus 51 more date(s), see below for more info
2pm
Various Locations Edinburgh
£9.50 - £13.50
Event organiser/part of Surgeons Hall Museums
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Join Surgeons' Hall Museums on their 5* walking tour through Edinburgh's old town.

We will take you through the highs and lows of Edinburgh's world renowned medical history. Discover the intrigues, rivalries and dedication to the cause as our guide leads you through the sites where anatomists, surgeons and physicians worked, operated and squabbled in the quest for medical advancement.

Drawn from the archives at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh you will hear little known accounts of iconic writrers, chloroform tea parties, pioneering women, grave robbing and of course Britain's first serial killers the infamous Burke and Hare.

Hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment.

Tours will last approximately 70mins and include free museum access from 10am-5pm on the day of your tour.

Age 10+

Additional Dates: 21 April 2019, 27 April 2019, 28 April 2019, 04 May 2019, 05 May 2019, 11 May 2019, 12 May 2019, 18 May 2019, 19 May 2019, 25 May 2019, 26 May 2019, 01 June 2019, 02 June 2019, 08 June 2019, 09 June 2019, 15 June 2019, 16 June 2019, 22 June 2019, 23 June 2019, 29 June 2019, 30 June 2019, 06 July 2019, 07 July 2019, 13 July 2019, 14 July 2019, 20 July 2019, 21 July 2019, 27 July 2019, 28 July 2019, 03 August 2019, 04 August 2019, 10 August 2019, 11 August 2019, 17 August 2019, 18 August 2019, 24 August 2019, 25 August 2019, 31 August 2019, 01 September 2019, 07 September 2019, 08 September 2019, 14 September 2019, 15 September 2019, 21 September 2019, 22 September 2019, 28 September 2019, 29 September 2019, 05 October 2019, 06 October 2019, 12 October 2019, 13 October 2019, 19 October 2019, 20 October 2019

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

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