This event has finished Took place on: Wednesday, 11th Apr 2018
Join us at the Kent Room, Library and Museum of Freemasonry, for a free talk to commemorate World Parkinson's Day, when Professor Brian Hurwitz introduces his latest research on James Parkinson [1755 -1824].Parkinson, the first person to describe the disease that now bears his name, published An Essay on the Shaking Palsy two hundred years ago.
Brian will explore revelations about Parkinson's life as an apothecary, surgeon, palaeontologist and activist on behalf of the under-privileged in London. This illustrated presentation also highlights Parkinson's membership as a freemason in Lodge of Freedom and Ease, now Moira Lodge, No. 92, London in the late 18th century.
By kind permission of Moira Lodge, this event includes a unique opportunity to view the minute book covering the period of Parkinson's membership and items relating to Parkinson from the library and archive collections of the Library and Museum.
Cost: Free of Charge
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Reserve tickets at this website2018-04-11 2018-04-11 Europe/London Parkinson of the Disease: Apothecary, Pamphleteer, Fossilist and Freemason Free illustrated talk on James Parkinson, London apothecary and freemason, 1755 - 1824. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2018/04/11/parkinson-of-the-disease-apothecary-pamphleteer-fossilist-and-freemason-165089 The Library and Museum of Freemasonry,60 Great Queen Street, London, London,