History of Medicine Section, Thursday 25th April 2019

25/04/2019 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 25th April 2019 

Dr Joseph Black, a Most Enlightened Chemist

              Dr Robert G W Anderson, President of the Science History Institute, Philadelphia

Thursday 25th April 2019 at 6.30pm

Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, 6, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

Joseph Black is known for key discoveries of carbon dioxide and latent heat, and for his brilliant lecturing style. He had strong Irish associations, though he lived in Belfast for only four years, in the 1740s. His father, a wine merchant, owned the estate of Ballintaggart, (or North Blamount) in County Armagh. Black spent most of his life in Scotland, mainly in Edinburgh as professor of medicine and chemistry. He was hugely influential, with classes sometimes of 300 per year. Many of his students were from abroad and early medical studies in north America can be traced back to his teaching.

Admission is free but please register JosephBlack


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