U3A Virtual Monthly Meeting
We are looking forward to our first ‘virtual’ presentation, entitled’ Poison in Medicine’.
This will be 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 will leavesyou amused and stunned in equal measure.