Old Operating Theatre Museum at St Thomas’s Hospital

Just back from a visit to the Old Operating Theatre Museum at St Thomas’s Hospital in Southwark.

There I was particularly glad to see a picture of Margaret White, the first recorded woman to survive an operation for a strangulated umbilical hernia, i.e. the condition that killed poor old (contemporary) Queen Caroline.   She could have survived, if her doctors had known what they were doing!

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