On Thursday evening I finally got the chance to go and see the London Skeletons exhibition at the Wellcome Trust on the Euston Road, that I mentioned a while back. All I can say is that if you get the chance, go along. Not only was it truly fascinating, but the sight of so many lives blighted by conditions for which there was little or no treatment available at the time made me appreciate modern medicine and improvements in living conditions anew.
While you’re there, pop upstairs and have a look at the items on display from Henry Wellcome’s private collection of, and there’s no other way to describe it, weird stuff. A Chinese torture chair, ritual objects from around the world, sex aids, artificial limbs and all manner of oddments. Not a bad way to spend some time if you’re passing.