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Doctors and the Invention of the English Seaside

  • Wellcome Collection 183 Euston Road London NW1 2BE (map)

"Why did the English in the 18th century start going to the seaside instead of fashionable spas?  Was drinking sea water before being dipped in it really thought to be beneficial?  Here about a time when swimming naked instead of with a bathing suit and oilskin cap was a matter of serious medical debate."

Speakers:  Dr Jane Darcy, Teaching Fellow, University College London.

This event is FREE.  Booking from 28th August.

Information extracted from "Wellcome Collection" Sep-Nov 2015 brochure, for booking and more information, please visit the Wellcome Collection website here.

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