Shadows-on-the-Teche’s Sickness Season Lecture

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Historian Christopher D. E. Willoughby will present a program on health and medicine in the antebellum period. In Sickness Season:  Women, Disease, and Healing in Iberia Parish, Willoughby will examine the diseases that plagued plantations but also the women who treated them. In a period of deep medical distrust, women (both enslaver and enslaved) routinely administered medicines rather than the local doctor.

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