Poison that “Sweetens the Blood”; Slavery, Drugs and the Apothecary

Poison that “Sweetens the Blood”; Slavery, Drugs and the Apothecary
 
  6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
 £10

The history of drugs is often more than about just drugs. Drawing from Sloane’s work, this talk focuses on the complex world of Caribbean plantations, slavery, and poisoning that shaped British drugs and apothecary’s practices. Slaves often used poisons as everyday forms of resistance. British surgeons too adopted these as remedies. Referring to one such plant called the Jamaican Bloodflower, often used as a medicine in the plantations and grown as an ornamental garden plant in Britain and North America, the talk will explore the history of anxiety, trust, and inter-cultural exchanges that shaped the history of modern drugs.


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  6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
 £10

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2022-02-28 18:00 2022-02-28 18:00 Europe/London Poison that “Sweetens the Blood”; Slavery, Drugs and the Apothecary This talk focuses on the complex world of Caribbean plantations, slavery, and poisoning that shaped British drugs and apothecary’s practices. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2022/02/28/poison-that-sweetens-the-blood-slavery-drugs-and-the-apothecary-272538 Society of Apothecaries,Black Friars Lane,London,

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Black Friars Lane,
London,
UKEC4V 6EJ

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