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Chemistry, Medicine and History

16 October 2024 10:15-17:00, London, United Kingdom


RSC Historical Group Meeting: "Chemistry, Medicine and History"

10.15: Coffee and tea
Session One (chair: John Nicholson)
10.45 Welcome from John Nicholson, Chair of the Historical Group
10.50 Miranda Rosenthal, "Diabetes: An Overview with a Glance at the Chemistry"
11.25 John Dungate, "Diabetes: a History of the Monitoring of Blood and Urine for Glucose"
12.00 Lunch (not provided)
Session Two (chair: Alan Dronsfield)
1.20 Alistair McKenzie, "Chloroform as an Anaesthetic: Some Historical Perspectives"
1.55  Anna Simmons, "Medicine, Chemistry and the Royal Apothecaries: William Thomas Brande and John Nussey"
2.30 Tea and coffee
Session Three (chair: Anna Simmons)
2.55 Tilli Tansey, "Chemists in the Early Pharmaceutical Industry:  A Case Study from Burroughs, Wellcome & Co." 
3.30 Alan Dronsfield, "A History of the Treatment of TB, Principally Using Drugs"
4.05 Sir Simon Campbell, "Science, Art and Drug Discovery: A Personal Perspective"
4.50 Closing remarks by John Nicholson
5.00 Meeting ends

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The Royal Society of Chemistry

Conference centre, The Royal Society of Chemistry, The Royal Society of Chemistry, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BA, United Kingdom

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