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The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hunter
THURS 31 MAY
DRINKS AND NIBBLES, 5PM
LECTURE STARTS, 6PM
AUDITORIUM, FREE, NUMBERS LIMITED, BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL
The house at the heart of Robert Louis Stevenson’s ‘Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde’, with its laboratory and cabinet of curiosities, bears a remarkable similarity to the real-life home of the 18th-century surgeon, anatomist and museum proprietor John Hunter.
Is it coincidence? Or did Stevenson hit upon a source of inspiration in the home-cum-anatomy school of a man who was equally at ease in high society and among London’s low-life? And what does the history of Hunter’s house tell us about the role of anatomical museums in the creation of modern medicine?
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