Dr Richard Bright (Online Event)

Dr Richard Bright (Online Event)

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On Sale 22 Aug 2022 at 09:00

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Find out about the man behind the discovery of Bright's Disease by Yuki Russell and Frank Meeres

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Join Yuki Russell and Frank Meeres to hear more about Dr Richard Bright, a British physician whose use of bedside observation and chemical research enabled him to diagnose Bright’s disease. In 2017 a 5-year project began, funded initially by the Wellcome Trust, and then the National Manuscripts Conservation Trust and private supporters, in which staff worked to conserve nearly 600 of his letters and 13 notebooks held in the Norfolk Record Office. These letters had not only been far too fragile to open, but any movement of the box they were in was likely to cause further damage. Yuki will explain the processes involved in enabling members of the public to see the content of these letters for the first time in 150 years, before Frank explores the content of the letters and what it tells us about the man himself.

Booking opens 22 August 2022

Online attendees will receive the Zoom link the day before the talk.

This is a hybrid event, with a small in-person audience at The Archive Centre and an online audience. You can book a place for the in-person audience here

Find our July-October 2022 programme of online events here

If you are no longer able to attend please cancel your ticket so the place can be reallocated to someone on our waiting list.

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