This will be the first in a series of historical lectures to celebrate our rich history during the RCP's 500th anniversary. Dr Lauren Kassell will be presenting this first chapter highlighting the developments in the 1500s
6pm - Arrival refreshments (tea and coffee)
6.30pm - Lecture starts
7.30pm - Lecture finishes
This will be the first in a series of historical lectures celebrating the RCP’s 500th anniversary. Dr Lauren Kassell will present this first chapter, focusing on the 1500s.
Dr Kassell will discuss what medicine was like in early modern England, and who had medical knowledge and why they were consulted. Looking at astrology, uroscopy, bloodletting, purges and potions, she will examine historical accounts of ordinary practices that now seem strange and strange practices that are now commonplace.
Dr Kassell is an author and historian. She is a reader in the history of science and medicine at the University of Cambridge and a fellow of Pembroke College. She is author of Medicine and Magic in Elizabethan London: Simon Forman, Astrologer, Alchemist, and Physician and numerous articles on the histories of medicine and the occult sciences. She directs the Casebooks Project and co-edited Reproduction: Antiquity to the Present Day.