The science of woman: from wandering womb to gynae nursing
13 February 2019, 17:00 – 19:00
Thackray Medical Museum, 141 Beckett Street, Leeds, LS9 7LN
For centuries, women were thought of as being at the mercy of their biology.
From the ancient Greek notion of the ‘wandering womb’ to more recent attention to PMT and the menopause, women’s health has been used to explain and justify cultural attitudes to women. Find out about the fascinating history of women’s health, alongside modern initiatives in women’s health nursing.
Free admission to the Thackray Museum with an event ticket: book now via Eventbrite
Royal College of Physicians Medicinal plants lectures and the Poynter Lecture of the British Society for the History of Medicine
Monday 11th June 1.30pm-7.00pm
Royal College of Physicians, 11 St Andrews Place, Regents Park, London, NW1 4LE
Plants in Anaesthesia by Dr David Wilkinson, former consultant anaesthetist, St Bartholomew’s Hospital, and historian of anaesthesia
A history of plant products used in general and local anaesthesia, including curare, opium, cocaine – and lettuce!
Unicorn Horn and London Treacle: by Tony Cartwright, retired pharmaceutical regulatory consultant
The story of the College’s Pharmacopeia Londinensis on its 400th anniversary
Poynter Lecture of the British Society for the History of Medicine, 6.00pm:
The Doctor as Collector by Dr Simon Chaplin, Director of Culture and Society at the Wellcome Trust, and previously Head of the Wellcome Library
The price of £10 allows entry to all the lectures on this day, the garden tour and wine reception – booking is now open.
A De Partu event to be held later in the year is at the early planning stage.