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The History of Geology Group

Past meetings to the History of Geology Group

Details of meetings and events which have previously been held by the History of Geology Group. You can download the abstract booklet from some of these meetings.

 

Geological drugs and prophylactics – discovering how knowledge of geology was used in the past to prevent disease and protect against ailments

Dr Chris Duffin will remind us that the avoidance of and protection against disease in the historical past, without the benefit of a modern understanding of pathogen transmission, physiology and public health, was an unreliable business. As a consequence the natural world was exploited for potential drugs and protective materials – amongst which are a surprising range of geological components.

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