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Osteoporosis: African Genesis - European Nemesis

Another of the RSE's free public lectures, this time given by Professor David Purdie, Consultant, Edinburgh Osteoporosis Centre.

Osteoporosis - or brittle bone disease - is now a major public health problem in the ‎UK, affecting one in three women and one in twelve men over age 50. The tracking ‎of its origins through clinical medicine, genetics and anthropology remains one of the ‎most fruitful collaborations in contemporary science. This lecture follows the trail ‎from Africa to Edinburgh as we confront a disease which robs women of stature, ‎self-esteem and life itself.‎


Professor David Purdie | talks


Date and Time:

8 November 2004 at 5:30 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



The Royal Society of Edinburgh
22-26 George Street
0131 240 5000

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Open to all and free to attend - tickets required.
Register online at: www.royalsoced.org.uk
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Refreshments from 5.00pm.
This lecture forms part of a Society Ordinary Meeting and so shall be preceded by Society business, such as new Fellows being admitted.

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