Professor Susan Oliver takes our Essex Explores lecture series back in time to the early 19th century, comparing our situation with Boston’s response to three contagious diseases and the alarm they caused.
19:00 - 20:00
Professor Susan Oliver
Lectures, talks and seminars
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Professor Susan Oliver takes our series on COVID-19 back in time to the early 19th century. She will compare aspects of our current situation with Boston’s response to three contagious diseases and the alarm that they caused. Vaccination, quarantine, celebrity doctors, religious intervention and the media all feature in her lecture. The diseases in question are Yellow Fever, Smallpox and Cholera. Boston is Susan's city of focus because of its response, as an Atlantic port city, to the diseases in question and because of its current status as a global centre of the biomedical industry.