Heritage Open Days: Dr John Haygarth - the man who saved the world

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Bishop Lloyd’s Palace, 51/53 Watergate Row, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2LE

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Dr John Haygarth was born in Yorkshire in 1740 and graduated from Cambridge as M.D. in 1765.  In 1766 he took up the position as the first physician to the then newly built Chester Infirmary remaining in this post for 30 years until 1796. His work at the Infirmary on the control and prevention of infectious fevers led him to become world renowned and a greatly respected Fellow of the Royal Society. It was at Chester Infirmary that John Haygarth researched and demonstrated a fundamental set of principles to control and prevent infectious diseases, the very principles that have stood the test of time and that the world relied on in its battle against covid-19.

Booking is required: opens 1 August; closes 12 September at 16:30; via Eventbrite here

The entrance to Bishop Lloyd's Palace is at Row level, next to Rainforest, and the rooms are accessed by a flight of stairs.  Doors will open at 19:00.

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Heritage Open Days (13 Sept 2022)



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