Wellcome Library Insights: Surgery and emotions

  • Michael Brown (Participant)
  • Agnes Arnold-Forster (Participant)

Activity: Public engagement and outreachPublic speaking engagements


The surgical theatre can be a place of high drama and intense emotions. But do we expect our surgeons to be stoic and dispassionate or caring and sympathetic – and how have our expectations changed over time?

Two speakers contrast the era of pre-anaesthetic surgery with the cultural portrayals of surgeons after World War II. You’ll have the chance to view rare printed materials, ask questions and join the discussion.

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Period11 Oct 2018
Degree of RecognitionRegional