From Gout to Heart Disease

9 APRIL@14:30 - 16:00
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From Gout to Heart Disease

9 April @ 14:30 - 16:00

From Gout to Heart Disease:

 the surprising story of a secret medicine

Dorian Haskard,
Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and Rheumatology,
Imperial College London

Gout was common in the eighteenth century and considered incurable – but then an effective proprietary medicine named L’Eau Médicinale arrived from France.  This talk will reveal how the active principle was discovered and its subsequent circuitous career: from the treatment of gout to the genetic modification of plants, then to attempts to treat cancer, and now to the successful prevention of heart attacks.

Image Courtesy The Wellcome Collection

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Date:
9 April
Time:
14:30 - 16:00
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Venue

Bridges Centre
Drybridge Park
Monmouth, NP25 5AS
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Organiser

Cherry Lewis

Accessibility at Bridges Centre

Members’ monthly meetings are held at Bridges Community Centre, Drybridge Park. Some group meetings and activities also take place at Bridges. Off street parking is available here outside the building, and disabled parking is adjacent to the building entrance. There are no external steps or slopes, and the entrance doors are automatic. The ground floor is fully accessible and level throughout, and there is space for wheelchairs. There is a lift to the first floor, and accessible toilets on both floors. There is a hearing induction system in the Agincourt room where the monthly meetings are held.

Accessibility at Ty Price

Some group activities and meetings are held at Ty Price, St Thomas Community Hall, St Thomas’s Square. There is no off street parking here. The approach on foot is a gentle slope to double entrance doors. The ground floor of the building is fully accessible and there is a disabled toilet. The stairs to the first floor are wide and well-lit with a handrail on both sides, but there is no lift. There is a hearing induction system on the ground floor.