Part of History@Hull's 'City of Culture' series of CultureCafe events
CultureCafe: Medicine Made in Hull
Speaker: Dr Rosemary Wall
Hull played a key role in the history of first aid in the twentieth century. The city hosts Smith and Nephew, which developed and produced dressings including Elastoplast, and Reckitt Benckiser makes Dettol. Before the mid-1950s, mouth-to-mouth resuscitation was not a common technique; the ‘Rocking Method’ was developed in Hull and became the official method used by the Royal Navy in the Second World War. The talk will also consider other key medical innovations in Hull, including using sugar lumps to administer the polio vaccine. This research is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
History @ Hull 'City of Culture' series
OpenCampus talks are always informal and friendly. They are free to attend and are open to all. You don’t have to have attended before and you don’t need any prior experience or knowledge. We only ask that you book in advance and come prepared to be amazed!
What a great way to be part of the City of Culture celebrations. If you are lucky enough to be a City of Culture Volunteer, you are very welcome to attend these sessions to help you in your role.
January 14 2017 Dr Robb Robinson
“From Local to Global – A Short History of Hull’s influence in the founding of modern global society'.
February 11 2017 Dr Peter Halkon
'From mammoths to mosaics - an introduction to the Prehistoric and Roman Archaeology of East Yorkshire'.
March 18 2017 Dr Rosemary Wall
'Medicine Made in Hull'.
April 26 2017 Professor Valerie Sanders & Guest Speakers
'New Hull Lives in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: A Celebration'.
May 20 2017 Dr Jenny Macleod
'Our roots: what is Britishness?'.
June 10 2017 Dr Nick Evans
'The Making of a Mosaic: The influence of Celtic migrants upon the development of Hull’.