From the battlefield to rehabilitation, War and Medicine explores the uneasy and evolving relationship between warfare and the medical profession.
War inflicts terrible physical and mental injuries; medical practitioners try to save lives, manage disease, and rehabilitate the wounded.
Come explore the uneasy and evolving relationship between warfare and the medical profession over 150 years, from the Crimean War to contemporary conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq. Through hundreds of powerful artifacts and striking images, War and Medicine will highlight the personal experiences of medical practitioners and their patients in war.
This exhibition contains material and subject matter that some visitors may find disturbing. This includes graphic content related to human injury, illness, sexuality, and medical procedures. It is strongly recommended that adults accompany and supervise children while visiting this exhibition.
An exhibition created by Wellcome Collection, London, U.K., and the Deutsches Hygiene-Museum, Dresden, Germany.
© David Cotterrell