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Light thrown on Boyle's medicinal remedies

Two interesting sessions at the Boyle Summer School will focus on Boyle and his extended family's development and use of remedies especially plant-based medicines.

Historian Dr Michelle DiMeo from Georgia Tech through research on the Boyle-Ranelagh correspondance has discovered extensive activities among the Boyle family in developing, experimenting and sharing of remedies. Michelle will present many of the remedies and outline their use among the Boyles.

Following this scientist Ingrid Hook will examine these remedies in the light of modern science.Ingrid is a pharmacognicist from Trinity College Dublin.

To finish this part of proceedings there will be a guided tour of the Lismore Castle Gardens where in addition to visiting the Jacobean Gardens where Boyle played as a child, visitors will learn about the medicinal plants grown there.