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Event Education-The Plagues of Early Memphis

  • Wednesday, July 10, 2024
  • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Virtual via GoToWebinar
  • 415

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The Plagues of Early Memphis by

Kim Bearden


Everything old is new again. We're talking about age-old diseases that tormented the citizens of Memphis in the 19th century.

Cholera, diphtheria, St. Anthony's fire, dysentery, yellow fever, smallpox, tuberculosis. We're talking about age-old diseases that tormented the citizens of Memphis in the 19th century. We'll discuss palliative care, like leeches, herbs, and other means by which early Memphis settlers cared for themselves.

Kim Bearden was born in the Baptist Hospital on Union Avenue and grew up in Southaven, MS. She graduated from the University of Memphis in 1998 and began working at Elmwood Cemetery the same year as a secretary. She met her husband, Memphis filmmaker Willy Bearden, through the cemetery, where she has been on staff 25 years now. They have been married for 6 years and have 5 children between them.

Access will be through GoToWebinar.  Instructions and Connectivity Link will be forwarded via email to all registrants upon registration, six days prior and again 1 hour prior to the event.  Making the connection is quick and easy only requiring a computer and Internet connectivity from wherever you chose to watch the event. Your questions help drive the meetings, and we will be there to help each other.



               

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