Malaria, Miasma and the Magic of Peruvian Bark

 


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Dr David Leaback, of the Royal Society of Chemistry Historical Group, joins the museum curator to describe how ancient practices of blood-letting and purges at Guy's & St Thomas' Hospitals developed into modern medicinal treatment, such as the first specific remedy for a disease discovered in Peruvian Red Bark.

A live scientific experiment highlights the importance of 'The Bark'.

A short walk into Guy's Hospital shows where special aspects of this medical transition took place.

  • 2pm
  • £5.25 (conc £4.25; child £3)

Where

Old Operating Theatre, Museum and Herb Garret
9a St Thomas Street, London, SE1 9RY
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