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London Communicable Disease history walk 22 June 2015
Dr Barry Walsh led a fascinating walking tour around some of the significant sites of interest in the history of public health and communicable disease in London. Fortunately the rain held off as we admired the carved portraits of the many people who advanced our understanding of the origins of infectious diseases around the facade of the London School of Hygiene, learned how many of the them met an unpleasant end for their pains as they upset the authorities of the day and of course ended up at the site of the Broad Street pump (where there is now a lot of building work).
Jenner Museum Visit
In June 2013 a group of Health Protection Society members made a journey to Dr Edward Jenner’s House in Gloucestershire, a place of the greatest importance in the history of vaccination! During the fascinating visit they saw the attic where Jenner performed his first inoculations, the “Temple of Vaccinia” a quaint well-preserved thatched hut in the garden where he held vaccination sessions for village residents and a greenhouse with vines first cultivated by Jenner himself. It was a great educational experience which we would recommend highly to others. For more information on Dr Jenner and visiting Dr Jenner’s House please visit www.jennermuseum.com
We plan more visits to sites of historial interest for those working in health protection - watch this space for further details or contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your suggestions.