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History of medicine at Harlow Museum

Lifestyle / Tue 20th Aug 2013 pm31 01:47pm

SCIENCE ALIVE present a series of afternoon lectures at Harlow Museum

Further details and advance Tickets (£5 per person) can be obtained from:

Harlow Museum, Muskham Road, Harlow CM20 2LF (Tel: 01279 454959)
or
The Time Machine Gallery at the Leisurezone, Second Avenue, Harlow CM20 3DT (Tel: 01279 413412)
Email enquiries to: [email protected]

Wednesday, 11th September , 8pm at Harlow Museum

THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE – Dr. James Hannam

This talk reveals the disastrous record of medicine from the ancient Greeks until the reign of Queen Victoria.

Until the middle of the nineteenth century, doctors could do little for their patients and often managed only to send them to an early grave. Magic, homoeopathy and praying for miracles would all have been more effective then visiting a physician, if only because they didn’t make matters worse. Yet, somehow, the medical profession retained its learned status even when it was more likely to kill than cure.

With a trip through some fascinating, if occasionally gruesome, history, Dr Hannam uncovers how, after failing for centuries, doctors have finally succeeded in saving people’s lives.

To reserve a place, please email: [email protected] or telephone 01279 454959

(Signed copies of James Hannam’s book will be available for purchase)

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