Story Time/KFT

Kurtis Kelly

Storyteller Kurtis Kelly dramatizes four of history’s most unusual and fascinating stories from the annals of health and medicine. Learn how a British country doctor—witnessing a world ravaged by smallpox—observed how milkmaids in his village were immune—and he introduced the word “vaccination” to our vocabulary. Meet Dr. William J. Morton, who introduced the world in 1896 to an entrancing new discovery—the X-Ray. Hear the intriguing story of Laura Dewey Bridgman, both blind and deaf, who caught the world’s attention 25 years before Helen Keller. Finally, there is arsenic, a classic poison, which is in fact essential to human biology—but what arsenic mystery was unearthed while investigating the death of Napoleon—130 years later? These stories teach us about history—and provide a frame of reference for today’s concepts of health and wellness. We hope you’ll join us on June 15th at 3:30 pm for this wonderful event!

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