Thursday, 12 April, 2018 - 18:30

Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and discover how medicine has adapted over the centuries to cope with the increasingly sophisticated weaponry of warfare and the nature of resulting casualties. But it’s not just the injuries of soldiers that have necessitated the adaption of medical methods during wartime. Poor diet, unsanitary conditions and sexual licentiousness, all combine to create unique maladies that require innovation in their treatment. The College’s fascinating collections of medical objects and books will show the many facets of medical practice in the history of war and rebellion, telling the stories from the front line of medicine.

This event is part of the Edinburgh International Science Festival