Thu 31 Oct - Sat 2 Nov 2019

Downs: A History (online)

Royal College of Nursing Library and Heritage Centre

07/09/2022 18:00 - 19:00

Down's syndrome is a common condition caused by the presence of an extra chromosome. It is named after John Langdon Down, the British asylum medical superintendent who described the syndrome in a series of lectures in 1866. In 1959, the disorder was identified as a chromosome 21 trisomy by the French paediatrician and geneticist Jérôme Lejeune. But children and adults born with this chromosomal difference have an important collective history beyond the history of medical science. Professor David Wright explains the history of Downs, within healthcare and beyond.

Event type
Event / Lecture, talk or reading / Late opening
Age range
Everyone
Prices
Free of charge
Event location

Royal College of Nursing Library and Heritage Centre
20 Cavendish Square
London
Greater London
W1G 0RN

Downs: A History (online)

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Thu 31 Oct - Sat 2 Nov 2019