The Scientific Life of Dr Livingstone
David Livingstone was born into poverty at Blantyre, near Glasgow, in 1813. Largely self taught as a boy, Scotland’s enlightened higher education system allowed him to secure a medical training at Anderson’s College in Glasgow in 1836. In 1841 he left for Africa and spent the next 32 years opening up the “Dark Continent”.
In this lecture Professor Barrett will outline key scientific and geographical discoveries made by Livingstone and in particular discuss the impact of tropical diseases on his travels in Africa.
Speaker: Professor Michael Barrett, Professor of Biochemical Parasitology (Infection Immunity and Inflammation Life Sciences) University of Glasgow
Where & when
The Royal Society of Edinburgh, 22-26 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PQ, Scotland
Date & time
Tue, 19 Mar 2013
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