History of Medicine Section, Wednesday 14th March 2018
14/03/2018 in Winter Hall, RCPI, 6, Kildare Street, Dublin 2
The History of Medicine Section of RAMI and the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland invite you to attend the talk on the 14th March 2018
Speaker : Dr Robert G W Anderson
Topic: Sir Hans Sloane MD: the Irishman who collected the World
“Sir Hans Sloane (1660-1753) created one of the most remarkable collections ever made by a private individual. Born in Killyleagh in County Down, he developed an early interest in natural history. As a young man, he studied medicine in London and Paris, and spent a year in Jamaica. Back in London he became a fashionable and wealthy physician, succeeding Sir Isaac Newton as President of the Royal Society. As a collector, his activities seemingly had no disciplinary boundaries. He bequeathed his collection to an unenthusiastic government and it had to be by means of a lottery that the British Museum was founded.”
CPD credit, please sign attendance sheet on night of event.
All attending must register. Starting at 6:30pm, please arrive at least ten minutes before start of meeting.