Plantation Medicine: Foundations of Medical Research will be the topic of discussion, when Professor Sir Henry Fraser delivers a lecture next Wednesday, March 18, at the Queen???s Park Steel Shed at 7:00 p.m.

The lecture is the first in the 2015 lecture series: Of Distempers, Diagnoses and Development: The Provision of Medical Services in Barbados, being hosted by the Barbados Museum and Historical Society, the University of the West Indies??? Department of History and Philosophy, and the National Cultural Foundation.

Sir Henry will focus on the medical environment in Barbados from the pre-Columbian period and natural philosophy, to enslavement and the evolution of 20th-century university hospital-based research.

The overall lecture series will examine the medical services in Barbados, while establishing a historical frame for the discussion of various forms of medicinal practices present within the country.

The lectures continue every Wednesday at the Queen???s Park Steel Shed at 7:00 p.m., ending on May 6. Further information may be obtained by calling the Barbados Museum and Historical Society at 427-0201, or emailing

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