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The Cholera Years: How St. Louis Solved its First Environmental Crisis
Sunday, April 17, 2016 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pmFREE
UPDATE: This venue for the 2016 Campbell House lecture has been changed to the AUDITORIUM of CENTRAL LIBRARY. Please use the Locust Street entrance. The date and time of the lecture remain the same. Because of the venue change, reservations are no longer required.
Join the Campbell House for our annual lecture in the spring. This year’s lecture is presented by Dr. Andrew Hurley, Professor of History at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, and focuses on the impact cholera had on St. Louis. For much of the 19th century, St. Louis was held in the grip of fear by the deadly scourge of cholera (the Campbell’s first-born son James died in the 1849 epidemic). Although advances in medical knowledge and sanitation eventually eradicated the disease, environmental reforms designed to improve public health raised an entirely new set of challenges that we still grapple with today.
Please call 314–421-0325 for more information.