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From Swamps to Smog

Wed 6 Mar 2019 @ 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Free

Air pollution is a major issue nowadays: pollutants and chemical particles are known to cause a range of life-threatening diseases, such as asbestosis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). For many people the air they breathe is potentially lethal.

Although modern theories of medicine are substantially different from those of the past, the idea of good and bad air dates back to the earliest writings on human health and the causes of disease. Using materials from Palace Green Library’s Archives and Special Collections, Dr Danielle Westerhof, Rare Books Librarian (Durham University Library), will look at how people thought air influenced their health and what they did to counter the negative effects of bad air.

Due to the nature of this seminar, tickets for this event are limited. Please ensure that you book in advance via Eventbrite to avoid disappointment. If you have any queries, please visit our website or contact us at pg.custodian@durham.ac.uk.

Organiser

Life of Breath
Email:
mail@lifeofbreath.org
Website:
www.lifeofbreath.org

Venue

Palace Green Library
Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RN United Kingdom
Phone:
+44 (0)191 334 2932
Website:
https://www.dur.ac.uk/palace.green/