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Scrofula, Melancholy and Dropsy: Samuel Johnson & Medicine

A lecture by Dr Nicholas Cambridge describing the various ailments Johnson suffered, his physicians, surgeons and apothecaries and his medical journalism.

Samuel Johnson was described as 'half-dead when he was born but survived to the age of 75 despite suffering from numerous medical complaints. Dr Cambridge's talk will describe the various ailments Johnson suffered, his physicians, surgeons and apothecaries (many of whom became good friends) and his medical journalism. The ticket includes a glass of wine and the opportunity to view Dr Johnsons' House.
Dr Cambridge is a recently retired GP and Chairman of the Johnson Society of London and the Samuel Johnson Tercentenary Committee. He is a research associate at the Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine.


Dr Nicholas Cambridge | talks


Date and Time:

1 April 2009 at 7:00 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



Dr Johnson's House
17 Gough Square
0207 353 3745

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£12/£10 concessions

Available from:

Dr Johnson's House, 17 Gough Square, London or email curator@drjohnsonshouse or telephone 020 7353 3745

Additional Information:

Ticket price includes entry to the House and a glass of wine following the lecture. Doors open at 6:15pm

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