Our next FoWT monthly meeting will take place on Monday 4th September 2023 – 7.00 pm (19.00 hrs) via Zoom.
“Poisons for Medicine – Victorian Pharmacists and Quack Doctors”, by Graham Harrison.
Our guest speaker on the night will be Graham Harrison, who will talk about “Poisons for Medicine – Victorian Pharmacists and Quack Doctors”
A darkly humorous look at medicine in the 19th Century. The reign of Victoria saw the development of chemical medicine from medieval-style alchemy to modern pharmacy. Chemists lent their ingenuity to attempt to provide any cure their customers wanted. Some made fortunes, some made disastrous mistakes. As the speaker points out, our recent forebears must have had incredibly strong constitutions to have survived the lethal doses of over-the-counter poisons blatantly advertised as cure-alls. The talk leaves you amused and stunned in equal measure.
If you would like to take part in this, or any of FoWT’s future monthly meetings, you will need to register your interest. Once registered, we will e-mail you the details you will need to join the meeting on the night.
To register, Fill in the form on our FoWT Monthly Meeting page and we will do the rest. Once you are on our mailing list to take part in our monthly meetings, look out for our e-mail a few days before the meeting, which will give you all the details you will need to join the meeting.
You can see the complete list of the years talks on the 2023 Zoom Meetings page.