John Snow (1813-1858)
This facsimile display, in the Library, explores the life and work of pioneering early epidemiologist John Snow. The display explores his landmark work around the London cholera outbreak of 1854 and his contributions to anesthetics.
The facsimiles displayed include maps from his work On the Mode of Communication of Cholera, his designs for specialist ether and chloroform inhalers and the exam book entry for his MRCS examination at the College.
200 years of working for the Royal College of Surgeons Museums (1813-2013)
This year the Hunterian Museum celebrates its bicentenary. As part of the celebration this facsimilie display, in the ground floor exhibition cases, explores the lives and work of the museum staff.
The facsimilies displayed include fascinating period photographs, letters, diary extracts, anatomical drawings, publications and texbooks. These demonstrate how our staff have contributed to medical and scientific advances, from Richard Owen's groundbreaking work on dinosaurs to DH Tompsett's new techniques for creating models of the blood vessels.
Conditions do not allow us to display original material for long periods but we exhibit our archives on special days, for temporary exhibitions, in conjunction with events in the museum or College, and for groups visiting the College.
If you would like to book an exhibition of the archive collections tailored to your group please contact us to discuss your requirements. Tailored exhibitions cost £150 plus VAT.