Bullitt/Trent Lecture on Ben Franklin & Medicine by Dr Brian Owen-Smith
Bullitt Club/Trent Society Lecture, "Benjamin Franklin and Medicine," by Dr. Brian Owen-Smith.
|Where||527 Health Sciences Library, UNC|
|Contact Name||Barbara Tysinger|
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Dr. Brian Owen-Smith is Emeritus Consultant Rheumatologist, St Richard’s Hospital, Chichester, and Honorary Clinical Investigator in the Obstetric Department. He trained at Cambridge (natural sciences and biochemistry) and Guy’s Hospital. Throughout his career he has studied various aspects of uric acid in the human body, ultimately leading to the development of the Salurate® test for early diagnosis of pre-eclampsia. As President of the Hunterian Society of London (1999-2001), Dr. Owen-Smith was responsible for the identification of bones buried in the basement of the lodging house in which Benjamin Franklin lived while in London, between 1757-1775. The specimens belonged to the anatomist Dr. William Hewson, who was married to Franklin’s landlady’s daughter, Polly Stevenson. Meeting begins at 5:30 pm with a light supper buffet, presentation begins at 6:00 pm.