Medical London:Sick City, Alcohol, Anti-masturbation devices

Could you guess that before 1873 alcohol was prescribed by doctors? We know that you want a time-travelling machine now, we do too…

Highlights
• Explore horrible anti-masturbation devices
• See remains of the first hospital for orphans
• Hear great stories about British medical reformers
• Visit longest surviving medical society in England
• Site of the first hospital created by Florence Nightingale

 

London was once known as a dirty place, site for epidemic distempers. On our tour we examine the highways of London’s medical past.

You will discover how health care trades transformed themselves into professions, see places where people used to seek treatment and hear stories about the greates​t people in medicine.

per adult from

$113

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Duration

2 hours

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  • What's included :
    • Professional guide
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: The Foundling Museum, 40 Brunswick Square, London WC1N 1AZ England

    Perhaps you would have wished to have a time machine after you realize that before 1873 alcohol was prescribed by doctors.

    Nowadays nearly everyone has an opportunity to visit a doctor and receive proper medical advice. While just 200 years ago, it was not like that. London was once known as a dirty place and site for epidemic distempers. On our tour you will examine the highways of London’s medical past. You will discover how health care trades transformed themselves into professions, hear stories about the greatest people in medicine and see the places where people sought treatment.

     

    Meet your Guide at the statue of Thomas Coram who was a philanthropist and campaigner. Discover how the kind-hearted man saved abandoned infants. Walk towards the national hospital of neurology and hospital for infirm and incurable women and Hear stories about cholera outbreaks.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Keppel St, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7HT, UK

    Discover how hysteria was treated by doctors and how it brought doctor Joseph Mortimer Granville, to the invention of the first vibrator. Walkthrough the London school of hygiene and tropical disease and discover how incurable diseases were brought to London in the past few Centuries. Pass by the Cardiovascular Society founded by was a Scottish cardiologist who was knighted by King George V before you arrive at the site of the Florence Nightingale’s first hospital. Florence Nightingale was an English social reformer and the most important person in British nursing system in the 19th Century. Discover how Florence helped British soldiers in the Crimean war.

    Pass by the oldest surviving medical society in England founded in 1773 by the Quaker physician and philanthropist Dr John Coakley Lettsom.

    Finish your tour at The Royal Society of Medicine, the major provider of accredited postgraduate medical education in the United Kingdom.

     


    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: The Medical Society of London, Lettsom House, Chandos St, Marylebone, London W1G 9EB, UK

    Pass by the oldest surviving medical society in England founded in 1773 by the Quaker physician and philanthropist Dr John Coakley Lettsom.



    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: The Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London W1G 0AE, UK

    Finish your tour at The Royal Society of Medicine, the major provider of accredited postgraduate medical education in the United Kingdom.

     


    Duration: 10 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    The Foundling Museum, 40 Brunswick Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 1AZ, UK
    Departure Time :
    2:00 PM
    Return Detail :
    The Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London W1G 0AE, UK
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Pigeon Tours

Activity ID: V-66123P7

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