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Essex Explores: Endemic, Epidemic, Pandemic! Contagion, the doctors, and the press in early 19th century Boston

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.

  • Wed 15 Jul 20

    19:00 - 20:00

  • Online

  • Event speaker

    Professor Susan Oliver

  • Event type

    Lectures, talks and seminars
    Essex Explores

  • Event organiser

    Corporate events

  • Contact details

    Holly Ward

Endemic, Epidemic, Pandemic! Contagion, the doctors, and the press in early 19th century Boston

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.

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Essex Explores: Endemic, Epidemic, Pandemic! Contagion, the doctors, and the press in early 19th century Boston