Medieval Medical Momentos

Dr Brian Moffat will tell of the amazing remains excavated at the site of a hospital which closed over 600 years ago, and the science used to identify medical practices from that time. What was medicine like in Scotland at the time the Chapel was built? Come and listen to this fascinating account of ancient  old plant and organic remains found at (Midlothian Hospital) Soutra. Our speaker, Dr Moffat has been investigating the site for over 25 years, and has discovered much about medicinal practices in medieval times at Soutra.

This evening will intrigue listeners as they learn of this unique archaeo-medical investigation. Learn how Augustinian monks used herbs and remedies, and about the methods used to discover Soutra’s secrets.

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