£3 members, £5 non-members Richard Mead (1673-1754) was one of the foremost physicians of his age, whose eminent patients included Robert Walpole, Alexander Pope and Queen Anne on her deathbed.
£3 members, £5 non-members
Richard Mead (1673-1754) was one of the foremost physicians of his age, whose eminent patients included Robert Walpole, Alexander Pope and Queen Anne on her deathbed. Known for his work on poisons and public health, he advised the government on preventative measures to stop the spread of plague from France. Mead was involved in early smallpox inoculations and even allegedly fought a duel to defend his views on the disease. In his day, however, he was as much known for his sumptuous collection – which rivalled that of Sir Hans Sloane – and for his philanthropy and support of the arts.
Stephanie Chapman was formerly Curator of the Foundling Museum, where she oversaw an exhibition on Richard Mead in 2014-15, and is now Collections Manager at the Mercers’ Company.
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This lecture is part of a four-part series on Georgian Medicine and Science:
27 October: A Georgian Chemist: Humphry Davy
(Tuesday) 6:30 pm