Anatomical Dissection, Autopsy and Medical Pathology Museums in Britain from 1700

Symposium on Saturday 15th May 2010 at the Leverhulme Centre for Human Evolutionary Studies, University of Cambridge.

Themes of the Symposium

How scientists and doctors learnt about the structure of the human body, practiced operations on corpses, selected examples of disease to display in museums, and what the people of the time thought of this. Guest speakers will present the latest research based on archaeological excavations, historical texts, and analysis of pathology museum collections. The conference fee is just £10. Lunch and refreshments are included. To book your place, send a cheque for £10 payable to the University of Cambridge, addressed to:

Dr Piers Mitchell, Leverhulme Centre for Human Evolutionary Studies, University of Cambridge, The Henry Wellcome Building, Fitzwilliam Street, Cambridge CB2 1QH.

Further information, contact Piers Mitchell by email on: [email protected]