Join us for the next Lates event on the 19 May 2017. We welcome back author Dr Emily Mayhew, who will be talking about her new book (and signing copies too!) A Heavy Reckoning: War, Medicine and Survival in Afghanistan and Beyond, which will be launched in May 2017. A Heavy Reckoning explores trauma and medicine in wartime from the First World War to Afghanistan and modern rehabilitation centres.
Places at this special event are limited and tickets are just £15 (inc drinks, canapés and a private viewing of the latest exhibition The Price of a Mile. Book your ticket here.
After the scale of casualties in the First World War became clear, many hospitals were taken over by the military, with anything from a single ward to the entire building used to treat injured soldiers. Many of these hospitals returned to civilian use after the war, and are still operational today.
This interactive map shows the hospitals in London that treated injured soldiers in the First World War, and which are still in use a century later. Scroll through to read about the history of these sites and how they were used in the War.
If you have any stories about the history of your hospital, or would like to add any information to the map, please contact us.