Tennessee’S Epic Epidemics

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Tennessee State Museum says
The history of epidemic disease is the history of the world. Museum staff member Ashley Layhew explores this phenomenon in her talk. Tennessee itself has been shaped by diseases, including malaria, yellow fever, polio, and tuberculosis. This lecture will discuss Tennessee’s reaction to ravaging disease, including settlement, treatment, prevention, and panic, while providing attendees with a healthy outlook about how far modern medicine has evolved.
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By: Tennessee State Museum

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