Mayflower Lecture: Pox, Purges and the Mayflower Pilgrims
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About the Event
Historian Dr Joy Hawkins (UEA) will consider the state of medical knowledge in the 17th century that Samuel Fuller would have been able to draw upon as the Plantation’s medic. We will consider how patients and practitioners understood illness in the early 17th Century and how Samuel Fuller might have treated the travellers to the New World. Learn about the maladies from which the Pilgrims suffered, the diseases which travelled with them and also consider the impact that the arrival of European settlers had on the health of Native Americans. This one is not for the feint hearted or squeamish.
Tickets £5 per person (£4 concessions) and can be reserved at email@example.com (pre-booking recommended) - or can be purchased at the door.