Downs: A History
Online talk by Professor David Wright
Thursday 7 Sep 2022 18:00 - 19:00 (BST)
Online event, book here: https://www.rcn.org.uk/news-and-events/events/lib-downs-a-history-070922
Find out about the medical and social history of Down's Syndrome in an online talk by Professor David Wright.
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 Down's, within healthcare and beyond.
This event is open to all. Please book a ticket to attend and the Zoom link will be emailed to you in advance of the event.