Anatomy or an ottamy? Dissection in Georgian London

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On Thursday 15th March, Dr Simon Chaplin, Head of the Wellcome Library, will deliver the Monckton Copeman Lecture at the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries of London.

Titled “Anatomy or an ottamy? Dissection in Georgian London”, the lecture will draw upon Dr Chaplin’s research on the history of dissection and anatomical display.

The lecture begins at 6pm. More details on attending this lecture – and the others in the Apothecaries’ Eponymous Lecture series – are available from the Society of Apothecaries website.

Image: Three anatomical dissections taking place in an attic. Coloured lithograph by T. C. Wilson after a pen and wash drawing by T. Rowlandson.  c. 1770 (Wellcome Library no. 25405i).

Ross Macfarlane

Ross Macfarlane is the Research Engagement Officer at the Wellcome Library.

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