Thursday, December 04, 2008

Royal Society of Medicine Exhibition on Ancient Egyptian Medicine

Currently on display in the RSM Library until the end of February. Opening hours: Monday - Thursday 9am - 7pm, Friday 9am - 5.30pm and Saturday 10am - 4.30pm

This major exhibition focuses on ancient Egyptian medicine. It deals with health and disease, how the ancient Egyptians treated and cured it. Find out about Imhotep, the Egyptian god of medicine, and learn about mummification.The displays also include some stunning casts of medical artefacts and scans of other objects from other institutions.

Summer 2009. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Sherlock Holmes.
A prizewinning travelling exhibition from the Royal College of Surgeons in Scotland.


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Ghost Writer said...

Thanks for that Giskin. Looks like a potential resource for my new OU humanities students!

Anonymous said...

The exhibition is dreadful. It is nothing like "The Art of Medicine in Ancient Egypt" at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art. There is little to be learned is this most disappointing display.

Giskin said...

Okay, thanks for the heads-up! What a shame as the RSM usually does well on these things. Let's hope the Sherlock Holmes one is better.