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The History of, and a Personal Experience in, the Separation of Conjoined Twins

  1. Date:
    12 December 2018
    London Metropolitan Archives
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    14:00 - 15:00
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    Event description:
    ​Speaker: Professor Lewis Spitz, FRCS. From the first successful separation of conjoined twins in 1689, through to modern procedures undertaken at Great Ormond Street Hospital. Professor Spitz discusses the history of these operations and his own work as Nuffield Professor of Paediatric Surgery. There will also be a chance to see the Children and Health exhibition on show at LMA. A Royal College of Surgeons event at London Metropolitan Archives.
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Child Health in London exhibition
19 Nov 2018 - 09 Apr 2019
00:00 - 23:59
London Metropolitan Archives
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Child Health in London explores the history of the health of the capital's children. It’s a story of young lives blighted by deprivation and disease with little hope of a cure, transformed by breakthroughs in diagnosis, treatment and prevention, and underpinned by advances in public health and science, public administration, the caring institutions and the medical profession. From the medical records of the Foundling Hospital, established in the 18th century by Thomas Coram, one of the first pioneers of child care, through the records of children's hospitals and clinics founded in the 19th century, to those of the school health services set up by the London County Council in the 20th, this exhibition makes connections in a sometimes fragmented history and a provides a fascinating background to the issues facing children and young people in London today.

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