Kings and Queens of England and how evidence-based medicine could have changed the course of history | University of Oxford

Kings and Queens of England and how evidence-based medicine could have changed the course of history

Speaker
Dr Jeff Aronson, Professor Carl Heneghan (Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine)
Event date
Event time
13:00 - 13:45
Venue
The Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 3BG
Venue details

The Weston Library Lecture Theatre, Main Entrance, Broad Street

Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
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Analysis of the historical harms caused to some of the Kings and Queens of England and what Evidence Based Medicine would have done to save their lives.

Historically great harms have been caused to the Kings and Queens of England. For example, Charles II died suddenly at the age 54 from an apoplectic fit. In the days between his fit and his death, he was subjected to bloodletting, purging and cupping - all to no avail. How would today’s evidence-based interventions have changed the outcome - and the course of history?