Parkinson of the disease - apothecary, pamphleteer, fossilist, storyteller | University of Oxford

Parkinson of the disease - apothecary, pamphleteer, fossilist, storyteller

Speaker
Brian Hurwitz, Professor of Medicine and the Arts, King's College London
Event date
Event time
17:15 - 18:15
Venue
Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 3BG
Venue details

Blackwell Hall, main entrance on Broad Street

Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Recommended

In the 200th year since the publication of 'Essay on the Shaking Palsy', this talk explores James Parkinson's contributions to the print culture of his day. Parkinson's writings reveal the thoughts and projects of a socially engaged eighteenth-century apothecary-surgeon with diverse scientific interests.  When his Essay appeared in 1817, he was at least as well known for his radical political pamphleteering and geological communications as he was for his work as a doctor.