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    The Royal Society of Edinburgh
    22-26 George Street
    EH2 2PQ

The Scientific Life of Dr Livingstone

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Lecture/Ordinary Meeting

David Livingstone was born into poverty at Blantyre, near Glasgow, in 1813. Largely self-taught as a boy, Scotland’s enlightened higher education system allowed him to secure a medical training at Anderson’s College in Glasgow in 1836. In 1841 he left for Africa and spent the next 32 years opening up the “Dark Continent”.

In this lecture, Professor Barrett outlined key scientific and geographical discoveries made by Livingstone and, in particular, discussed the impact of tropical diseases on Livingstone’s travels in Africa.

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