dimecres, 17 de setembre de 2014

Medicine and Poisons in European History

Medicine and Poisons in European History

Residència d’Investigadors, Barcelona, 25–27 September 2014

International conference organised by the History Department at The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK; and the Medical and Scientific Culture Group at the IMF-CSIC, Barcelona, Spain
(Organisers: O.P. Grell, A. Cunningham, and J. Arrizabalaga)
Conference sponsored by the Wellcome Trust and the Faculty of Arts, The Open University



Programme
Thursday 25th September 2014

17.00–17.15: Ole Peter Grell (The Open University)
Welcome and introduction
17.15–18.15: Toine Pieters (University of Utrecht)
Historic role of pharmacist purifying substances
18.30:  Visit to Hospital de Santa Creu
20.00:  Reception sponsored by Ashgate Publishing

Friday 26th September 2014

09.00–10.00: Helen King (The Open University)
‘First gut your viper’: acquiring knowledge in Galen’s poison stories
10.00–10.30: Coffee
10.30-11.00: Visit to 18th Century Anatomical Theatre
11.00–12.00: Monserrat Cabré & Fernando Salmón (University of Cantabria)
Poisons and the medieval humoral body
12.00–13.-00: Jon Arrizabalaga (IMF-CSIC, Barcelona)
Pestis manufacta: plague, poisons, and fear in Old-Regime Europe
13.00-14.00:  Lunch
14.00-15.00: Georgiana Hedesan (University of Oxford)
Paracelsus's alchemical theories of universal poison
15.00–16.00: Alessandro Pastore (University of Verona)
Poisoning as politics: the Italian Renaissance courts
16.00–16.30: Tea
16.30–17.30: Andrew Cunningham (University of Cambridge)
Mercury: ‘one of the most valuable drugs we have’ (1924)
18.00: Visit to the Salvadoriana exhibition (Barcelona Botanical Garden)
20.30: Dinner


Saturday 27th September

09.00–10.00: Alisha Rankin (Tufts University, USA)
Gender, poison, and antidotes in early modern Europe
10.00-11.00: Helen Bynum (London)
‘I’ll ne’er trust medicine’: Poison on stage
11.00-11.30: Coffee
11.30-12.30: José R. Bertomeu-Sánchez (University of Valencia)
Matthew Orfila and 19th century French toxicology
12.30-13.30: Anne Hardy (London School of Tropical Medicine)
Collateral benefits: food poisoning agents and their therapeutic applications since 1800
13.30-14.30: Lunch
14.30-15.30: William Bynum (London)
Poison by prescription
15.30-16.30: Tea
16.30-17.00: Closing session
20.30: Conference Dinner

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