The Price of a Mile is the third in a series of exhibitions honouring the work of doctors who administered anaesthesia and pain relief to the wounded of the First World War. It explores the anaesthetics and pain relief available during the Battle of the Somme, and the facilities and techniques used by medical teams in 1916.

Join us for a very special launch event:

  • Hear from Dr Emily Mayhew, author of Wounded: The Long Journey Home from the War. Wounded is the story of the journey from injury on the battlefield to recovery in Britain for the soldiers and the people who cared for them on the frontline.
  • A fascinating panel discussion with Prof Roger Kneebone, Professor of Surgical Education and Engagement Science at Imperial College, and Dr Jean Horton, retired anaesthetist and past President of the History of Anaesthesia Society.
  • Sample a special canapé menu to commemorate the Battle of the Somme and the Allied combat nations, with traditional foods from all the countries.
  • Explore the Price of a Mile exhibition and the Anaesthesia Heritage Centre.

Download your invitation to the Price of a Mile launch event.

Book your place today

Friday 7 October, 18.00-20.00

Tickets are £10 and include complimentary drinks and canapés and a private viewing of the exhibition, The Price of a Mile. Places are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Book online here.

For more information, email heritage@aagbi.org or call 020 7631 8865.