International Symposium on the History of Anaesthesia

Greetings from Boston! Where autumn/fall is in full swing and the pumpkin spice lattes are on every menu. I have always wanted to visit America during this time of year and I am absolutely thrilled that this conference has lined up perfectly! Although it is technically my first full day in Boston (I arrived last night) there is already so much to discuss. Continue reading “International Symposium on the History of Anaesthesia”

Best Museums in Salem and Danvers, Massachusetts

To accompany my new post on the Witches’ Sabbath I thought it’s about time I wrote on the museums I visited in Salem and Danvers, Massachusetts. All bar one directly relates to the Witch Trials of 1692.

1. Peabody Essex Museum: Founded in 1799, the Peabody Essex Museum primarily traces the maritime history of Salem. Inside are a variety of curious objects that were brought to Salem from Asia, Africa, Oceania and India. It is a fantastically diverse museum in the heart of Salem. Do not miss the opportunity to visit Yin Yu Tang, a fully reconstructed Chinese House that was home to the Hung family for 200 years. It is incredible to learn the history of the house and hear how it was transported from China all the way to Salem. In the middle of the house is a common area with an open roof and two koi ponds – so quaint it is hard to believe you are not in China. The rest of the museum is definitely worth seeing as well. If you can, make sure you join a guided tour. They are fantastic for pointing out the highlights. Continue reading “Best Museums in Salem and Danvers, Massachusetts”