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From Barbers to Surgeons

12 February 2013

Vishy Mahadevan, Barbers’ Company Professor of Anatomy

On 1st July 1745 the Court of Assistants of the newly formed Company of Surgeons met for the first time in Stationers’ Hall. This landmark moment would lead to the creation of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. Vishy Mahadevan traces the origins of the surgeons and barbers, the development of the Company of Barber-Surgeons and the events leading up to their separation.