Plague, Quacks and Leeches: Medieval Doctors in the City of London
Tour of Medieval medicine in the Old City of London starting with the historic Apothecaries Hall in Blackfriars. Learn of the Four Humours (blood, phlegm, black and yellow bile). Rattus rattus caused the Great Plague of London. Walk though lanes of London from Shakespeare’s day. Lean the secret of the Barber’s pole. Queen Anne’s disastrous obstetric history and a case of iatrogenic regicide when it comes to King Charles II ‘s death. Typhus hits the judges of the Old Bailey. Then to the resurrection men at St Bartholomew’s hospital a 900 year old institution where the discovery of the circulation of the blood.
- Meeting Point
- Outside at Blackfriars Underground Station
- First stop (for any latecomers)
- Apothecaries Hall / Apothecaries Lane
- Ends at
- Farringdon Station