Untapped: Water and health, 1350-1550

This event has finished Took place on: Thursday, 22nd Mar 2018

Hear from Dr Elma Brenner about medieval people’s ambivalent relationship with water and see a selection of early manuscripts, early printed books and prints.

Contaminated water was linked to plague and other serious illnesses, but pure water was a key component of certain medical treatments.

About your speaker

Dr Elma Brenner is the Wellcome Library’s subject specialist medieval and early modern medicine. Her research examines the medical and religious culture of medieval France and England, especially the region of Normandy.

Where we’ll be

In the Viewing Room in the Library on Level 2. When you arrive in the Library, turn left and the room will be on your right.

Cost: Free of Charge


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2018-03-22 2018-03-22 Europe/London Untapped: Water and health, 1350-1550 Hear from Dr Elma Brenner about medieval people’s ambivalent relationship with water and see a selection of early manuscripts, early printed books and prints. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2018/03/22/untapped-water-and-health-1350-1550-166757 Wellcome Collection,183 Euston Road, London, London,

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