A new exhibition in the Hunterian Museum focuses on the founding of Erskine Hospital as a response to the need for specialised medical facilities to care for limbless veterans of the First World War. The exhibition examines the involvement of Sir William Macewen, in the foundation of the hospital and his contribution to the development of prosthetics, most famously the ‘Erskine Limb’.
In War & Peace: The Erskine Story draws on Erskine’s own records as well as objects from other collections to tell the story of its century of caring for veterans. The exhibit features the only known surviving Erskine Limb, produced at the hospital during the war it is now preserved at the Science Museum London.
In War & Peace: The Story of Erskine is running at the Hunterian Museum 23 September 2016 – 8 January 2017
Categories: Archives and Special Collections