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Soundings in Medical History: Hazards of U.S. Medical Practice in the Past

CALS Encyclopedia of Arkansas Presents MONDAY MALADIES

Speaker: William Lindsey, historian and author

William D. Lindsey is a former academic and university administrator and the winner of the Booker Worthen Literary Prize for his book Fiat Flux: The Writings of Wilson R. Bachelor, Nineteenth-Century Country Doctor and Philosopher (2013). He has a PhD and MA in theology from University of St. Michael’s College, Toronto School of Theology; an MA in English from Tulane University; and a BA in English from Loyola University, New Orleans. He lives in Little Rock with his husband, Steve, and maintains the blog Bilgrimage. His most recent book, co-authored with William L. Russell and Mary L. Ryan and published in 2020, is A Family Practice: The Russell Doctors and the Evolving Business of Medicine, 1799–1989.

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About the Program Series

With the COVID-19 pandemic having caused more than 100,000 deaths in the United States alone by the beginning of June 2020, many policy makers and others have looked to the past to understand how pandemics affect societies, allowing them to create strategies that can ease the death toll and to consider what long-lasting changes might result from our present situation.

The CALS Encyclopedia of Arkansas is hosting a series of lectures on the history of medicine, disease, and containment in the Natural State. The series, starting June 8 and running every other Monday evening through August, will offer some historical perspective to what is going on today in Arkansas and around the world.

Each lecture will be a Zoom webinar and will be streamed to YouTube Live, and then archived on YouTube for later viewing. Attendees must register to participate in Zoom webinar and ask questions of the speaker.