History Society Report – June 2015

In may the Society heard a talk on Oxford and the history of medicine by Victoria Bedrata.  It was quite a tour de force.  It started with mediaeval times and the commencement of medicine as we would now recognise it.  We had Harvey and the discovery of blood circulation, the origins of neurosurgery and much from the nineteenth century including anaesthetics.  It continued with the story of penicillin right up to the present.  A fascinating story in which clearly Oxford in medicine punched well above its weight.  It was well received.

 

This month on the 15th of June we shall be having a talk on the castles of Oxfordshire.

 

???In July we will be following up a talk about the bus museum at Long Hanborough which was given in April by Chris Butterfield with a visit to the museum itself.

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