Lecture: Dr Edward Worth and infectious diseases in early eighteenth-century Dublin, 19 May 2021 at 6.15 pm

The Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland’s History of Medicine Section hosts, Dr Elizabethanne Boran, Librarian, the Edward Worth Library who will present at this free lecture hosted via Zoom.

This lecture investigates infectious diseases in early eighteenth-century Dublin through the prism of the library of Dr Edward Worth (1676-1733), an early eighteenthcentury Dublin physician. The lecture will examine Worth’s plague collection, along with other contemporary printed sources, to explore what was known about the 1720 Marseille plague in Dublin and how Dublin society reacted to it. The lecture will also examine other infectious diseases, such as smallpox and tuberculosis, not only in the context of Worth’s own collecting, but also in the broader context of the Dublin book trade in the early decades of the eighteenth century.

The event is free but registration is required at: https://www.rami.ie/event/history-of-medicine-section-lecture-wednesday-19th-may-2021/

A flyer can be download here: