The Inspiring story of Black People in the Origin and Evolution of Medicine and Surgery !

Sunday 27 October 3pm to 5.45pm. (clocks go back !)

Cottons Caribbean Restaurant, 70 Exmouth Market, Islington EC1 Tube: Angel

Pay on the door.  £8.00. This is an intimate venue so its  first come, first served. Latecomers may end up standing or not getting in at all !

Black History Walks is working with Cottons Caribbean Restaurant to showcase African/Caribbean history and promote excellent African/Caribbean food. Hear from distinguished scholars have stimulating debates and  sample the delicious weekend buffet.

The Inspiring Story of Black People in the Origin and Evolution of Medicine and Surgery
In this lecture and book launch, Robin Walker author of the 700 page African history masterpiece, When we Ruled  recounts the fascinating history of the origin and evolution of medicine and surgery. He details the contributions that Black people have made from Ancient Egyptian times, during the slavery era and right up to the advances made today by the African Americans.
Not only is it a big and fascinating story, The Robin Black 'History Man' Walker  shows that some of the health wisdom of the ancients is still relevant and beneficial today and he gives detailed examples!
Come along and discover
  • The true origins of penicillin and tetracycline in the Ancient Nile Valley
  • Just how widespread the smallpox vaccine really was in Ancient West Africa in pre-slavery times
  • The role of African Americans in the evolution of hormone replacement therapy and synthetic medicine
  • African midwifery, C-sections and child care pre-European invasion and the so-call civilising mission
Robin Walker will also be launching his new book series: Blacks and Science