HEALTH – X-Ray Ted Golf Bug (EXTENDED to 8 May)
Artist: Joe Rush
Location: Lyceum Place, Bold Street
Using found objects, flash light and recycled materials, this artwork combines two of the many medical discoveries of international significance carried out in Liverpool.
In 1896, Nobel Prize-winning Charles Barkla was the first to use x-ray photography to reveal a bullet in a young boy’s wrist.
Another breakthrough event was made in 1902 at Liverpool’s School of Tropical Medicine (the world’s first such school) by Nobel Prize winner Ronald Ross, who discovered that malaria is transmitted to humans by mosquitoes. Both of these ground-breaking discoveries changed the methods of medical diagnosis forever.
The Decade of Health and Wellbeing is delighted to sponsor Liverpool Discovers and support the health installation as encouraging people to take part in the Trail and learn more about their city will help achieve their 5 ways to wellbeing. For more information on the Decade of Health and Wellbeing please visit www.2020healthandwellbeing.org.uk.
Location provided with the kind permission of Cooperative Bank.