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New Weapons, New Wounds: Medicine in War and Rebellion

RCPE Tour Edinburgh

Date: Thursday, 5 April 2018


Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
9 Queen Street


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.

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This event begins at 6.30pm and ends at 7.30pm

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This event is £10 full price £7 concessions.

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Further information is available from:

Iain Milne


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Further Info


As a listed building, the College has restricted disabled access. A wheelchair lift is provided at the rear of the College giving access to the main historic rooms. For further information and assistance please contact the RCPE Co-ordinator responsible for the event.

Accommodation and Directions to the College

The College has negotiated special rates with a number of local hotels.

Interactive map and directions

Download pdf map and directions

Bicycle racks are available for cyclists at the door to 8 Queen Street. For access to further bicycle racks, please ask at reception.

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