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The art and science of physic

Press release issued: 11 October 2002

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The art and science of physic

Confessions of a 14th-century physician will be the theme of a public lecture in Bristol by a practising doctor who is also a member of the Company of Chivalry re-enactment group.

The Matthew Society lecture, called "The art and science of physic", will be given by Dr Andrew Newton at Bristol University's Frank Lecture Theatre, H. H. Wills Physics Laboratory, Tyndall Avenue, at 8 pm on Monday, October 14.

Dr Newton will present an interactive display and lecture on medieval medicine, covering what we know about medieval medical practice, how that knowledge is derived and where the comparisons with contemporary practice lie.

The lecture will include an overview of the important influences that medieval Islamic medicine has had on the development of modern medical practice and how that influence started to exert its effect in the 14th-century.

The lecture is free to Matthew Society Members and £4 on the door to non-members.

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Copyright: 2002 The University of Bristol, UK
Updated: Friday, 11-Oct-2002 14:54:07 BST

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