THE ALCHEMY OF MEDICINE
The Kohn Centre, The Royal Society, 6-9,
Carleton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG.
27th-28th November, 2008
Day 1: Thursday 27th November 2008
2.30pm-3.00pm: Coffee/Registration in The Marble Hall
3.00pm-3.30pm: Opening Remarks: Denis Weaire, FRS.
Followed by Davis Coakley (Saint James’s Hospital, Dublin): ‘Edward Worth (1678-1733), an Irish Physician and his Library’
3.30pm-4.00pm: Danielle Westerhof (University of Leicester): ‘Petrus de Crescenzi’s Ruralia Commoda: An Agronomical Regimen Sanitatis’
4.00pm-4.30pm: Ilham Ibnou-Zahir (Hassan II Mohammadia University, Casablanca): ‘Ibn Sina (980-1037) and Problematic Identity in the Healer’
6.30pm: Reception at 17 Grosvenor Place, London, SWIX 7 HR. Hosted by His Excellency, David Cooney, Ambassador of Ireland
Day 2: Friday 28th November 2008
9.30am-10.00am: Charles Benson (Trinity College, Dublin): ‘Science, Medicine and the Arts in Book Collecting in Ireland during the Lifetime of Edward Worth (1678-1733, FRS)’
10.00am-10.30am: Elizabethanne Boran (Edward Worth Library, Dublin): ‘The Sceptical Collector: Alchemy and Chemistry in Early Modern Irish Medical Libraries’
10.30am-11.00am: Lisa Lambert (Trinity College, Dublin): Medical Group Biography: Signatories to the 1692 Charter of the King’s and Queen’s College of Physicians in Ireland’
11.15am-11.45am: Coffee in The Marble Hall.
11.45am-1215pm: Howard Caygill (Goldsmith College, London): ‘Medical Regimen in Spinoza’
12.15pm-12.45pm: Harmen Beukers (University of Leiden): ‘Studying Medicine in the Netherlands at the end of the Seventeenth Century’
2.00pm-2.30pm: Jean-Paul Pittion (Universite de Tours): ‘Print and Medicine in Early Modern France: the Bouhereau Collection, Marsh’s Library, Dublin’
2.30p,-3.00pm: Sachiko Kusukawa (Trinity College, Cambridge): ‘Picturing the Bones in Renaissance Medical Books’
3.15pm-3.45pm: Tea in The Marble Hall.
3.45pm-4.15.pm: Magdalena Kozluk (University of Lodz): ‘Syphilis (Morbus Gallicus) in Print before 1733: the Worth Collection, Dublin’
4.15pm-4.45pm: Michael Hunter (Birkbeck College, London): ‘Robert Boyle (1627-1691) and the Uses of Print’
4.45pm-5.00pm: Discussion and Concluding Remarks.
Booking and Charges
Cheques (in sterling or drawn on Irish banks in euros) or bank drafts in euros should be made payable to ‘Trustees of the Edward Worth Library’ and posted to ‘Conference’, The Edward Worth Library, Dr. Steevens’ Hospital, Dublin 8, Republic of Ireland. Attendees claiming the concessionary rate should enclose photocopied evidence of status (i.e. student card etc).
£125 sterling, including lunch and refreshments at the Royal Society, and wine reception. (Friends of Edward Worth, registered students, pensioners, and early career researchers £85)
€160 (euros), including lunch and refreshments at the Royal Society, and wine reception. (Friends of Edward Worth, registered students, pensioners, and early career researchers €100)
Convened by W. J. Mc Cormack, Robert Mahony and Danielle Westerhof
Supported by the Wellcome Trust