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-7pm
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 & 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, 6pm The Doctor as Collector by Dr Simon Chaplin
Simon Chaplin is 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 now open here.
Wellcome Collection , London
Afternoon symposium on Exploring Medical History Collections in conjunction with Health Archives and Records Group and London Museums of Health and Medicine 12th September 2018
Details and booking link will be published on this website at the end of April
BSHM Congress Bristol 11th-14th September 2019
Future Events of Affiliated Organisation
Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh – Research award
The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh has set up an annual award for history of medicine research, specifically focused on the history of Scottish medicine.