Objects of Healing: nursing technologies of the First World War
|Starts:||17:30 18 May 2017|
|Ends:||19:00 18 May 2017|
|What is it:||Talk|
|Organiser:||Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public, Post 16, Secondary schools|
Christine Hallett, Professor of Nursing History at the University of Manchester and President of the European Association for the History of Nursing will use objects from the Museum of Medicine and Health to examine and highlight some of the most important tools and technologies used by nurses to heal the wounds sustained by combatants on the battlefields of the First World War. This talk will focus, in particular, on the use of Carrel Dakin wound irrigation technique – a method for delivering the powerful antiseptic, sodium hypochlorite, into deep, infected combat wounds.
This event is Free, open to all, for all backgrounds and ages and no prior knowledge assumed.
Travel and Contact Information
Kanaris Lecture Theatre