Plastics in Medicine

Simon Werrett, University College London

Wellcome Collection

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 6:00pm

Wellcome Collection
Viewing Room, Level 2
183 Euston Road
London NW1 2BE
United Kingdom 

Hear historian Dr Simon Werrett discuss the thorny issue of disposable plastic used in today’s medical practice. From blood bags to aprons, the rise has continued unchecked, but can we do anything to reverse this trend? Drawing from earlier examples of home remedies and ‘thrifty’ medicine, we ask if lessons can be learned from history. There will be an opportunity for you to ask questions after the talk.