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Medic! A sense of First World War battlefield medicine
Marie Allitt

© IWM (Q 5935)© IWM (Q 5935)
  • Saturday 16 June 2018, 2.00PM to 3.30pm
  • Free admission
    No booking required
  • York Army Museum, Tower Street (view map)
  • Wheelchair accessible

Event details

Have you ever wondered what battlefield surgery in the First World War was like? Can you imagine how it looked and smelled, and how it might have felt to perform operations and nurse the wounded? Come along to this sensory workshop, showcasing (simulated) medical treatments and conditions. You might even be able to try your hand at a procedure or two!

Learn about the different parts of medical care during the war - from the kinds of jobs nurses, doctors and ambulance drivers had to do, to the kind of wounds that had to be treated.  Do you have a steady enough hand? How quickly could you tie a bandage?

An interactive drop in session aimed at children aged 8+. The workshop will have some gory parts, but these will be clearly marked.

About the workshop leader

Marie Allitt is currently completing her PhD at the University of York in English Literature, specialising in narratives of First World War nursing care.

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