The Earliest Recorded Surgical Operation

Andrew Relf

South East
Notice Period:
Short (maybe less than one month's notice)
Professional, a Specialised & Passionate Collector ideal for U3A & Rotary
Expensed: Travel (Fuel) Expenses and usually a Charity Donation
17th August 2019
Medicine | Medieval | General And Local History

The Earliest Recorded Surgical Operation.

A ‘History of Trepanning’ (Literally a Hole in the Head) a look at why it was done, how it was done and the reasoning & beliefs behind it. The Middle Ages saw it as 'quack medicine' and a ‘cure’ for madness. But it is still done today to save lives.

Approx. 40-45 minute PowerPoint presentation without Medical Jargon and explains things in everyday language. Talk also has a number of actual Trepanning instruments in addition to the illustrations in the slide presentation.

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About Andrew Relf

Semi-retired with over 35 years working within the NHS and latterly the Pharmaceutical Industry, it was during my tenure within the NHS that my initial interest of collecting began with pharmacy and other related medical related disciplines.

I am now a Medical Historian and restorer & dealer in Medical Antiques, specialising in Medical & Surgical Instruments. I have put East of England / East Anglia as a Region but happy to be flexible regarding some other areas of the country.

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