March 2012 EventsAlain Touwaide will deliver a public lecture entitled Using remedies from Antiquity for renewed applications in medicine, at George Washington University's Medical School, Ross Hall 201, on Tuesday, March 6th, 2012, at 1:00pm.
Touwaide is a leading pioneer in the discovery and digitization of works on the topic of ancient medicines as potential sources for new modern medicines. His work includes using DNA analysis to reveal what plants were used in some of the earliest medicines in pill form from an Italian shipwreck dating back to 120 BC. This lecture and discussion will delve into the use of ancient medical traditions as offering inspiration for novel medical therapies.
GW History of Medicine Club Contact: Andrew Degnan, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Renaissance Society of America will hold its Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., March 22-24, 2012. The Institute will contribute with a Roundtable entitled The Digital Herbal: Roundtable on Renaissance Botanical Illustration on the Internet. It will include a presentation of the website PLANT-Plantarum Aetatis Novae Tabulae, which presents all printed herbals from 1481 to 1650, with the reproduction of all their pages containing plant illustrations. The session is scheduled on Saturday, March 24th, 2012, 2:00pm-3:30pm.