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Army Medicine: From Leeches to Lasers - Part 2

Army Medicine: From Leeches to Lasers (Part Two)

Last updated: 4 March 2013

Kevin Brown, John Nichol, Jake Wood, the 'Walking with the Wounded' team

2 March 2013, 10.30am - 5.30pm

Examine the fascinating history of army medicine and its evolution from leeches to lasers in this unmissable in-depth speakers event.

Without a doubt people have gone back alive who five years ago would not have survived.

Lieutenant Colonel Steve Lord, a consultant in the Emergency Department at Camp Bastion, 2011

Following on from our successful autumn event, this second day of talks continues our journey through medical history from the drug innovations of the Second World War to the contemporary medical developments which have secured the greatest survival rates in the history of warfare.

These talks will explore the relationship between medical and military advancements, spanning the development and mass production of penicillin to the introduction of personal tourniquets and the ‘golden hour’.

Tickets can be purchased in the following ways:

  • Telephone: 020 7881 6600
  • Online: Use the booking form on this page or visit the Museum Shop
  • At the Museum


A concessionary rate is available to SOFNAM members, students, seniors and service personnel. Concession tickets can be booked over the telephone but must be collected with proof of ID.

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  • Standard: £15.00
  • Concession: £12.50

Please note: Concessions can only be booked via telephone:

  • T: 020 7730 0717

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