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Bethlem and the Brain: muzzling William Lawrence’s medical materialism

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7 May 2016 14:00 - 15:00

Location

Bethlem Museum of the Mind
Bethlem Royal Hospital
Monks Orchard Road
Beckenham
Kent BR3 3BX

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In 1822, Bethlem’s surgeon was dismissed for disseminating the heretical hypothesis that thought was a function of the brain rather than of an immaterial principle. Huw Price addresses the circumstances surrounding his dismissal and re-appointment.