Sunday, August 17, 2014

449. Medical Genealogy Program, Carmel, Aug. 27


What Killed Your Ancestors?

Carmel Clay Historical Society
Wednesday, August 27, 6:30 p.m.

Carmel Clay Public Library Program Room
55 4th Ave. SE, Carmel, IN.

            Genealogists and interested family members look at tombstones and historic records to gather information about how their ancestors lived and died. But sometimes the ailments of the 1800s don’t do anything but leave more questions than answers. Ague? Brain fever? Dropsy? Spotted fever? What were these diseases?

            Join us for a discussion of the typical diseases and causes of death that “plagued” our 19th century American ancestors.  Learn more about these ailments and where to look for the answers with Virginia Terpening, former director of the Indiana Medical History Museum, and James Dillon, MD.

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