Event 13:  Herbs & the History of Medicine

Date(s) - 12 May, 2015
2:30 pm

L0004054 Pharmacopoeia Londinensis Collegarum, title page.

Pharmacopoeia Londinensis Collegarum, title page
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Herbs & the History of Medicine

The talk “Herbs & the History of Medicine” came about with the chance meeting of a young BP Engineer who thought modern medicines were the results of synthetics, and an old retired pharmacist.
A humorous rant through historical medicine, the 1680 Pharmacopoeia Londinensis, the Medicinal Act of 1858, and a cornucopia of folk remedies, fanciful and empirical, fanciful yet prophetic.
Essentially a very humorous talk littered with memories of childhood medicines familiar to those of a sensible age.

Cost: Members £2.50 Non-NTSDA members £3.00

(Parking is available at the rear of the church)

St Aldhelm's Centre
Spa Road

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