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Parkinson of the Disease: Apothecary, Pamphleteer, Fossilist and Freemason

A free talk about James Parkinson (1755 - 1824) to commemorate World Parkinson's Day

Join us in the Kent Room, The Library and Museum of Freemasonry for a free talk to commemorate World Parkinson's Day, when Professor Brian Hurwitz introduces his latest research on James Parkinson. The first person to describe the disease that now bears his name, Parkinson published An Essay on the Shaking Palsy two hundred years ago. Brian will explore revelations about Parkinson's life as an apothecary, surgeon, palaeontologist and activist on behalf of the under-privileged in London. This illustrated presentation also highlights Parkinson's membership as a freemason in Lodge of Freedom and Ease, now Moira Lodge, No. 92, London, in the late 18th century. By kind permission of Moira Lodge, this event includes a unique opportunity to view the minute book covering the period of Parkinson's membership and items relating to Parkinson from the library and archive collections of the Library and Museum.


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Date and Time:

11 April 2018 at 6:30 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



Library and Museum of Freemasonry
Freemasons' Hall
60 Great Queen Street

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