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History Lecture


SURVIVING THE 18TH CENTURY: DISEASE- DIAGNOSIS-TREATMENT


Wednesday, September 22, 2021, 7-8:30 pm

* Pre-paid registration required *


Join us for an evening of history, presented by Jonathan Klemens

- 18th C historian and author -


Surviving the 18th Century was a very risky challenge. If war or Indian raids did not maim or kill you, you could always succumb to a plethora of lethal or debilitating diseases. Medicine was very far from being organized, standardized, or regulated.

Miasmas

Disease was believed to be caused by Miasmas or a noxious form of “bad air”. The Four Humors needed to be put back in balance through relatively mild herbal therapy to bleeding, blistering and purging.

Learn about healthcare, disease, diagnosis, and treatment, even quackery, in the 18th Century.



** Pre-paid registration is required for the lecture, and seating is limited.**


General Admission: $12.00, DLMA members: $10.00

Space is limited, so register on-line, today.


Lectures are held in the Museum Tavern and are appropriate for adults and teens


J Klemens
Jonathan Klemens, author and 18th century historian.

He is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquities of Scotland,
an accomplished author of historical fiction, Scottist lore, 18th and 19th century history and past President of the Depreciation Lands Museum.




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