Monday, November 11, 2013

Plants in Medicine event for Dundee Science Festival

From the Curator of Museum Services, University of Dundee :

Plants in Medicine: From ancient history to cutting-edge treatment

Tuesday 12th November 2013, 5pm-7pm

Medical School Foyer, Ninewells Hospital

This special drop-in event for Dundee Science Festival explores the use of plants in medicine, past and present. 

Pharmacist Joe Richards and herbalist Terrill Dobson will be on hand to discuss how plants have been used in treatment and therapy. 

A variety of fascinating artefacts from the Tayside Medical History Museum's collections will be on show and vistors can have a go at making pills by hand the old-fashioned way. 

You will also be able to find out about the new physic garden being created at Ninewells Hospital, recently featured on the BBC's Beechgrove Garden. 

You are welcome to come along at any time between 5 and 7pm, but Joe will be giving a short informal talk on Poisons and Potions at 5.30pm and Terrill will be speaking on medicinal plants at 6pm.

Free admission - all welcome!