Free Public Lecture

Contagious Diseases During the 19th Century: Kingston, A Canadian Case Study
A Lecture by Dr. James A. Low on Thursday, February 24 at 7:00 p.m.
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The 19th century was a great transition period in the knowledge and understanding of contagious diseases, and with this new understanding came many changes to diagnosis and treatment. James Low's presentation examined the state of disease prevention and control at the beginning of the 19th century, the degree to which contagious diseases occurred in Kingston throughout the 19th century, and the local community's response to these issues. The presentation demonstrated the level of control that had been achieved at the end of the 19th century, and how it was expressed in Kingston between 1900 and 1920.