Anaesthesia Heritage Centre

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Anaesthesia Heritage Centre
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The Anaesthesia Heritage Centre contains the Association of Anaesthetists archives, museum and rare book collection. The archives date from the foundation of the association in 1932 and record its development. The museum contains objects relating to the history of anaesthesia, resuscitation and pain relief – the earliest object being a resuscitation set dating from 1774. Permanent displays include pull-out drawers and flipbooks containing biographies of key individuals and details of anaesthetic machines. An exhibition about pain relief's progress during the first half of the twentieth century, 'A Silver Lining Through the Dark Clouds Shining: the Development of Anaesthesia During the First World War', will be on display until Early July 2015, and focuses on the pioneering work of Geoffrey Marshall and Henry Edmund Gaskin Boyle. As the Centre is small, advance booking is advised.


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Anaesthesia Heritage Centre says
The Anaesthesia Heritage Centre is a unique resource for the history of anaesthesia, resuscitation and pain relief. The museum’s collection includes more than 4,500 objects, and the archives and library provide excellent facilities for research into the history of anaesthesia.
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Venue name: Anaesthesia Heritage Centre
Address: 21 Portland Pl
Opening hours: 10am-4pm Mon-Fri; booking advised
Transport: Tube: Great Portland St/Regent's Park
Price: Free
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