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A spoonful of sugar: polio, public health & protection – Natasha McEnroe

10 April @ 18:00 - 19:00

£50

For the first half of the 20th century, polio was the most feared of all childhood diseases, striking terror in the hearts of parents and children alike. The story of polio has many angles, including a frenzied search for a vaccine, the birth of modern fundraising and of the technology used to treat a condition with no cure. But how is polio represented in museum collections? In this lecture, Natasha McEnroe will explore how historic medical material can help us consider healthcare challenges today.

Natasha McEnroe is the Keeper of Medicine at the Science Museum in South Kensington, London. Her previous post was Director of the Florence Nightingale Museum, and prior to this she was Museum Manager of the Grant Museum of Zoology and Comparative Anatomy and Curator of the Galton Collection at University College London. She is a Trustee of Dr Johnson’s House in London and of the Erasmus Darwin Museum in Lichfield and is a Freeman of The Worshipful Company of Barbers.

Details

Date:
10 April
Time:
18:00 - 19:00
Cost:
£50
Website:
https://catalogue.apothecaries.org/product?catalog=FHP_Elizabeth-Garrett-Anderson-Lecture

Organiser

Apothecaries Academic Events
Email
academicevents@apothecaries.org
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Venue

Apothecaries Hall
Black Friars Lane
London, EC4V 6EJ United Kingdom
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Phone
0207 517 3500
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