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Maladies & Medicines: Opioids in the Queen City

The current opioid epidemic has many connections to the past. Champlain College’s eighth annual Local History Event will feature two historians’ research on opium, morphine, and opioid addiction in nineteenth-century Burlington. Independent scholar Gary G. Shattuck will present the history and context of opioids in the Queen City and the State of Vermont in his talk titled Behind the Curtain: Examining the Causes of Addiction in Nineteenth-Century Vermont. Champlain College Special Collections Director Erica Donnis will present The Vibrant Life and Tragic Death of Lucy Benedict Henderson. A resident of Adams and South Union Streets, Mrs. Henderson (1861-1896) was in many ways an ordinary middle class wife and mother, but she suffered from chronic illness, and eventually, morphine addiction.

Wednesday, April 7
7:00 pm-8:30 pm
FREE
Maladies & Medicines: Opioids in the Queen City
Date
Wednesday, April 7
Time
7:00 pm-8:30 pm
Cost
FREE
Organizer
Champlain College Special Collections
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