|Starts:||14 Oct 2016|
|Ends:||22 Dec 2016|
|What is it:||Exhibitions|
|Organiser:||The John Rylands Library|
|Venue opening hours:||Monday 12noon - 5pm; Tuesday to Saturday 10am - 5pm; Sunday 12noon - 5pm|
|Who is it for:||General public|
Hammers, vacuum cleaners and duck beaks: see how 16th and 17th century surgical procedures have been reimagined through the photography of Dr Sian Bonnell.
Bonnell's photographs take inspiration from illustrations of surgery from the 17th century. Surgery was often limited to simple procedures, some of which, such as amputation or the removal of bladder stones, were extremely risky. Patients could die through blood loss or infection following the operation and there was no anaesthetic.
Based on images in The John Rylands Library collections, these playful yet intriguing photographs will make you think again about medical illustration.
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The John Rylands Library Deansgate