Date: Wednesday 6th November 2013
Venue: Barts Pathology Museum, St Barts Hospital, London, EC1A 7BE
Doors: 6.30pm for a 7pm start (Ends by 9pm)
Cost: £6.50 inc. wine and refreshments
You may be familiar with medical history through the eyes of doctors and surgeons – but what about the unlucky patient? Set in the atmospheric Barts Pathology Museum, Steve Parker, author of our new book, Kill or Cure, will be tracing the experience of the same patient with headache and cough symptoms consulting the medical profession throughout different eras in history – 500 years ago, 150 years ago, present day and 50 years into the future. Professor Chris Thompson, Chief Medical Officer of The Priory, will introduce Steve and lead a Q&A session after the talk.
About the book:
Kill or Cure tells the riveting history of medicine from chipping holes in skulls to the latest gene therapy and revolutionary cancer treatments. Read compelling stories of drama and detective work that reveal the trial and error behind man’s endless search for cures to diseases and how lucky we are to have the medicines we do today.
Written by Steve Parker, a Senior Scientific Fellow of the Zoological Society and author of over 250 books, Kill or Cure is the perfect prescription for anyone interested in the history of medicine, terrible diseases and revolutionary cures.
About the venue:
Named one of CNN’s Ten Weirdest Medical Musuems, the beautiful Grade II listed Barts Pathology Museum houses 5,000 medical specimens. Purpose built in 1879, it spans there mezzanine levels and includes pathological pots relating to all areas of anatomy and physiology, including the skull of John Bellingham – the only person to assassinate a British Prime Minister.