Medical Practices in Hull - Health & Medics in Hull around 1700
SPEAKER: Mike Rymer
Mike was born off Beverley Road, Kingston upon Hull in 1952. He has always had an interest in the history of the area and this was further developed when he was awarded a B.A. in Regional and Local History from the University of Hull in 1985. The degree also facilitated his passion for family history.
Mike is a retired pharmacist and has a number of hobbies relating to local history including being an Absolutely Cultured Volunteer, a volunteer Tour Guide for the public tours of Hull Trinity House, Chairman of Governors at Hull Trinity House Academy, a Patron of Hull – Yorkshire Maritime City, a backup tour guide for Paul Schofield and Keith Daddy, an occasional contributor to the East Yorkshire Historian, a committee member of East Yorkshire Local History Society and providing talks, particularly on the people of late 17th century Kingston upon Hull.
What was it like to live in a port town in 1700? Was it any different to other towns in England from a health view point?
What were the health issues both public health and personal health?
What improvements in public health had taken place during the 17th century?
What medicines existed to alleviate symptoms of disease?
Who were the health practitioners practising in the town at this time and who, if anyone, regulated their activities?
Which group were most influential in local politics?
The talk explores all these questions and more including examples of surgery available to the citizens of Kingston upon Hull
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