Friday, 20 January 2012

PRONI lecture - Coughs and Sneezes

One more from PRONI (

The next talk in the PRONI/Linen Hall Lecture Series will be deliverd by David Huddleston, Head of Records Management, Cataloguing and Access at PRONI. The title of the talk will be Coughs and Sneezes spread diseases: Medical and Health Records at PRONI. The presentation will cover records relating to the Workhouses, hospitals , Mental Health, Public Health, Nursing, Tuberculosis, dispensary books, and 18th and 19th century private records which give an insight into local remedies and cures for anything from flatuance to sore teeth.

The lecture will take place at 1pm on Wednesday, 25th January 2012, at the Linen Hall Library. Admission is free, but its best to book your place in advance as seating is limited.

'Coughs and sneezes spread diseases: Clap them in a hankerchief!'

(With thanks again to Gavin McMahon)


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