Visiting Lecturer at the Old Operating Theatre Museum this weekend

Leeches, Lancets and Toothpulling
Long Before the NHS

by Richard Kennedy

Saturday 12th July & Sunday 13th July at 2pm


Richard Kennedy is an author and historian who will speak from the
perspective of a colonial American barber-surgeon. He will demonstrate the
use of scarificators, cupping and leeches to bleed, techniques for the use
of knives and chisels for amputation without anesthesia, and the "latest"
devices used for rotted teeth - the toothkey, pelican and lancet. Richard
makes his home in California and is the author of an historical fiction
"Leeches and Liberty."


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