Discover the organised and strict routines used in preparing for surgery; the ritual of the surgeons and staff in preparing themselves with washing and dressing for the operating theatre. The importance of these hygiene rituals is emphasised and demonstrated with interactive displays – learn how to dress as a surgeon yourself!
Medicine consists of many rituals, all aimed at healing. From ritual bloodletting, or the stitching used to sew a wound, to setting out instruments in a specific way that is almost an art form of arrangement. The ritual cleansing of skin and putting on of sterile personal protective clothes and equipment is shown and explained.
You’ll have the opportunity to see and understand this vital, private ceremony, essential to our health and the success of the surgeon. There will also be general displays of medical items available to see.