Don’t forget you can register for a FREE talk coming up this Thursday 14th at 2pm run by the same company that delivered December’s talk. Details are below:
Poisons for Medicine
Thursday 14 January at 2pm
A darkly humorous look at medicine in the 19th Century. The reign of Victoria saw the development of chemical medicine from medieval-style alchemy to modern pharmacy. Chemists lent their ingenuity to attempt to provide any cure their customers wanted. Some made fortunes, some made disastrous mistakes. As the speaker points out, our recent forebears must have had incredibly strong constitutions to have survived the lethal doses of over-the-counter poisons blatantly advertised as cure-alls. The talk, by Graham Harrison, leaves you amused and stunned in equal measure. Talk length – 41 minutes.