Public Health and Medical Practitioners

SPEAKER: Mike Rymer

Wednesday, September 14 at
1.30pm. Wrecking Ball Arts Centre,

This talk will explore the public health of 17th century Kingston upon Hull and the improvements made towards the end of the century in water supply, sewage and public safety.

Have you ever wondered what diseases were prevalent at this time? What medicines were available, if any, to treat disease?
Who were the physicians, apothecaries, surgeons, barber surgeons and midwives of the day? What was their status in society? How did they qualify to practice? The speaker will discuss all of these issues in the course of the talk.

Booking Details

No booking required


Stairs only access to first floor.

COVID-19 Considerations

This event will run in line with local & national government guidelines at the time of the festival.

Additional Information

Contact for the day:John Netherwood

Organised by

John Netherwood