Les We Forget: Infectious Diseases

MAY 11, 12:00PM. LEST WE FORGET: INFECTIOUS DISEASES (1850-1918)
Virtual Program; Free, Registration Required

Cholera infantum, the bloody flux, ague, putrid fever, filth disease, consumption – and the treatments sometimes sounded just as scary. Evelyn Bollert explores the fearsome infectious diseases that afflicted families in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The presentation is based on her informative tour of Hartford’s historic Cedar Hill Cemetery. Evelyn Bollert will present the program via Zoom.

A graduate of the University of Connecticut (BA) and Yale University (MA), Bollert is an instructor of English at Goodwin University. She has worked as an editor and fact-checker for the popular press in a variety of disciplines, including health and wellness and medical research.

The program is free. Reservations are required and may be made online at www.cedarhillfoundation.org. The Zoom link will be sent once registration is received. Check out more scheduled Virtual Programs and Walking Tours!