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Health and Healing Before 1700

Plants & Prayers

Thursday 30 March - Sunday 03 September, Various Times
Weston Gallery

Manuscripts & Special Collections
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Open Tuesday-Sunday, 12noon-4pm
Closed Mondays
Admission free

Healing is what makes us human – but concepts of health and methods of healing have changed much over time. This exhibition explores medicine, care, and healing before 1700 and some of the changes that led to the development of medicine as we know it today. Healthcare in the past was not just the domain of the physician: priests to apothecaries to barbers all provided different forms of care. Medical manuscripts and books tell us about diseases, treatments, the relationship between healer and patient, and the lengths to which people went to find cures.

This exhibition has been jointly curated by University of Nottingham Libraries, Manuscripts and Special Collections and Dr Christina Lee, School of English, University of Nottingham, and Dr Erin Connelly, School of Life Sciences, University of Warwick.


Date Event  
Wednesday 4 April, 1-2pm

TALK: Pustules and Potions

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Wednesday 19 April TALK: Elixirs and Stains Find out more
Wednesday 10 May, 1-2pm TALK: Medicine on the Move  Find out more
Thursday 18 May, 11am-12noon Guided Gallery Tour Find out more
Saturday 3 June, 1-2pm Guided Walk Find out more
Thursday 15 June, 1-2pm TALK: Proteins from Print Find out more
Tuesday 27 June, 11am-12noon Guided Gallery Tour Find out more 
Saturday 19 August, 11am-12noon Guided Gallery Tour Find out more
Saturday 19 August, 1-3pm Meet a Medieval Doctor Find out more

Image: ‘The Physician’ from Hans Holbein’s Dance of Death. Central Store 2 N7720.H6