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LIFE@Lynchburg: Need a Haircut?

November 8, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Presented by David W. Frantz.

The tradition of modern surgery arose not from the academics and elite of Europe, but from the barbers. The most common European medical practitioner of the Middle Ages was the “barber-surgeon.” From simple procedures often performed by monks, the expertise gradually advanced, often with the experience of caring for the wounds of war. The skills of those wielding the scalpels were only slowly accepted as a critical part of our medical armamentarium.

The University of Lynchburg’s LIFE@Lynchburg program offers not-for-credit learning opportunities for community members age 50 and older. The program features weekly presentations on a variety of engaging topics, taught by current and retired faculty and staff members or area educators and presenters.

Our payment and membership options and benefits provide access to a range of on-campus amenities.

  • Semester pass: $85
  • Semester Virtual Membership: $49
  • Annual Membership: $150
  • Annual Virtual Membership: $79
  • Single Event Pass: $12

Learn more about our different membership options.


November 8, 2023
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Sarah M. Rhodes

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