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Bath Medical Museum’s ‘The Three Olivers’ Exhibition
28 January @ 12:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Opening times vary depending on the opening times of the Little Theatre.
Curated by BMM volunteer Hannah Rustomjee and BMM volunteer events co-ordinator Ella Parfitt, the specially devised posters indicate the chief features of the life and work of three physicians who lived and worked in Bath over two centuries ago. They practised for most of the 18th century. Many Bathonians will have heard of Bath Oliver Biscuits and possibly the work of their inventor William Oliver but not of the earlier Oliver who was a physician to two invading armies one successful and one a failure and the third Dr Oliver who was not allowed to work in ‘The Min’ which his father had helped found. You can also see one of the last tins of Bath Oliver biscuits baked in Green Street over 70 years ago and a graphic example of what was then a common medical procedure ‘bleeding’.
“I knew about ‘Biscuit Oliver’ but never knew there were three Doctor Oliver’s!”
“Really good to have something to look at while waiting to go in to see a film.”
“Never knew anything about the Bath Medical Museum and certainly not the Dr Olivers.”
“Very interesting exhibition considering it is so small. It made us go to The Hetling Pump Room to find out more.”