Inventing Medicine: Designing and Producing Medical Tools from the Eighteenth Century to Today
Talk by Dr Claire Jones (University of Leeds)
1pm, Friday 13 September
Huddersfield Art Gallery
Admission free, no booking required
Dr Claire Jones is the Director of the Museum of the History of Science, Technology and Medicine at the University of Leeds. This talk accompanies David Swann’s Mobilising Healthcare exhibition and focuses on Claire’s own research and fascinating historical objects within the exhibition.
Claire completed her PhD in the department and in collaboration with the Thackray Museum in 2010, before returning in 2012 to become the new Director of the Museum of the History of Science, Technology and Medicine. She is currently preparing a monograph on the development of the medical industry in Britain titled Selling Medicine to Professionals.
One of the exhibits in Mobilising Healthcare:
A recent study conducted by the WHO indicates that each year, unsafe needle injections cause an estimated 1.3 million early deaths and an annual burden of US$535 million in direct medical costs. To address this, Dr. David Swann of Huddersfield University invented a pioneering syringe that provides a 60 second treatment window before turning an irreversible bright red – thereby sending a warning sign to patients of its prior use. A real lifesaver!
Please visit Dig Yorkshire for Isobel Joki’s recent review of David Swann’s exhibition Mobilising Healthcare.