Apothecaries Hall of Dublin, Established 1791
Charles Lucas Memorial Lecture in the History of Medicine and Therapeutics
As part of St Luke’s Day Symposium
Thursday 20th October, 10 am
The Heritage Centre, RCPI, Kildare Street.
Please register at www.rcpi.ie/stlukes2016
Medicine and Pharmacy in 19th Century Ireland: From Doctoring in the Dark to Rational Therapeutics.
Dr Brian Cleary, Chief Pharmacist, Rotunda Hospital, Honorary Clinical Associate Professor, RCSI.
This talk will trace the development of medicine and pharmacy during the 19th century from the early materia medica based predominantly on pre-scientific humoral models to rational therapeutics with the introduction of novel medications. This progress will be traced from the viewpoint of key local and international figures in 19th century medicine and case based presentations on the increasing therapeutic options as the century progressed