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Infectious Disaster! The 1833 Lexington Cholera Epidemic

October 27, 2015 @ 7:00 pm

The Kentucky Humanities Council presents Terry Foody, Speakers Bureau presenter coming to the Senior Citizen’s Center on October 27, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. to share a program titled “Infectious Disaster! The 1833 Lexington Cholera Epidemic” She will tell the story about why and compare cholera to other threatening global diseases, such as SARS and pandemic flu.
During the 19th century, cholera raged through the United States several times, and Kentucky had very high fatality rates. In 1833, cholera killed one-tenth of Lexington’s population in just a few weeks. Foody will examine the devastation in Lexington from many angles — environmental, commercial, social, and medical. She will discuss early altruistic efforts, the black woman behind the white hero, the toll at the lunatic asylum, and societal trends revealed in death reports. Despite great medical advances, cholera is still a worldwide killer.
This program is sponsored by Anderson Community Education/Senior Citizen Center and is a FREE program to the public.

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October 27, 2015
7:00 pm
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Anderson County Senior Center
160 Township Square
Lawrenceburg, KY 40342 United States
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