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Donegall Square

Belfast

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Belfast's forgotten medical history

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Starting with an engrossing historical walking tour, discover which diseases and illnesses afflicted those living in Victorian Belfast, find out what life was like in Belfast’s asylums and learn how doctors coped during the Troubles.

Take a step back in time, with this walking tour of Belfast city centre. Visit buildings and places of medical interest throughout the ages; from Victorian times to the Troubles. This tour is approximately 90 minutes, and is led by Dr David Stewart.

After the tour, Ulster University medical historians will host a talk at the Ulster University Belfast Campus, providing further insight into the places you have been.

During the evening we will examine the history of medicine from a historical, sociological and policy driven perspective.

Guiding you will be a range of expert hosts, including Dr David Stewart (Chairman of Belfast Healthy Cities) ; doctoral researchers Eugenie Scott (historian of cancer) and Ruth Coon (historian of medicine and The Troubles); Michael Kinsella (historian of mental health); and Lauren Young (historian of diabetes).

Everyone is welcome to attend. The meeting point is outside the front gates of Belfast City Hall.

Please note the walk is 90 minutes and may include some inclines and uneven terrain.

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