Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their new walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment.
About Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History
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Join Surgeons Hall Museums on their new 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 writers, 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.
Meeting Point: Please arrive in good time for you tour. Your guide will meet you at the entrance to Surgeons Hall Museums (in front of the hand sculpture)
Please note that this is a walking tour, which will be partially outdoors. Please dress accordingly.
Age Guidance: Age 10+
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