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Chasing the Cure Summer Lecture Series

The Public Library's summer series in support of Albuquerque Museum's exhibition "Chasing the Cure to Albuquerque: Tuberculosis and Social Change"

When

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Jun 22, 2017
05:30 PM - 06:30 PM

Where

Botts Hall, Special Collections Library
423 Central NE
Albuquerque, NM 87102
505-848-1376

Description

The Albuquerque and Bernalillo County Public Library summer series in support of Albuquerque Museum's exhibition "Chasing the Cure to Albuquerque: Tuberculosis and Social Change"

Thursday, June 1, 2017 * 5:30 p.m.

Tuberculosis in Albuquerque

Local historian and author Mo Palmer begins our summer series in support of the current community exhibit at the Albuquerque Museum, Chasing the Cure to Albuquerque: Tuberculosis and Social Change. Mo Palmer tells the story of how a terrifying disease and the patients who chased its cure changed the face of Albuquerque.

 

Thursday, June 8, 2017 * 5:30 p.m.

“Well” Built: The Architecture of the Albuquerque Sanatoriums

Join Kristen Reynolds at Special Collections to learn more about Albuquerque's TB Sanatoriums. This is the second event in our summer series supporting "Chasing the Cure to Albuquerque." Kristen Reynolds an architectural historian with 17 years of experience in the field of historic preservation. She is currently employed with the Environmental Services Group of Versar, Inc. of Texas. Ms. Reynolds earned her Master’s in History, with an emphasis on the U.S. West, from the University of New Mexico. Her book Wings of War: An Illustrated History of Kirtland Air Force Base, 1941-1960 recently won the New Mexico Historic Preservation Division’s Heritage Publication Award for 2017.

 

Thursday, June 22, 2017 * 5:30 p.m.

Bringing the Sick to the Land of the Well: Tuberculosis and the Politics of Health

Join author Nancy Owen Lewis for the third event in our summer series supporting "Chasing the Cure to Albuquerque." During New Mexico’s struggle for statehood, territorial officials promoted its climate as ideal for curing tuberculosis, the leading cause of death in America. As proof, they cited the absence of disease among its native people. Lewis examines the factors that shaped the health seeker movement from 1880-1940—and their unintended consequences. The arrival of thousands of lungers, as they were called, soon engendered fears about exposure and concern that the disease would spread to locals. This led to the creation of a public health department in 1919 and ultimately one of the highest TB rates in the country.

 

Thursday, June 29, 2017 * 5:30 p.m.

New Mexico TB Doctors: Pre-eminent in Their Field

Join author Dr. Jake Spidle for the fourth event in our summer series supporting "Chasing the Cure to Albuquerque."

 

 

Price

Free
Chasing the Cure Summer Lecture Series

The Public Library - Albuquerque & Bernalillo County

Contact

Elizabeth
505-243-7255
Eileen O'Connell, Special Collections Library 505-848-1376, [email protected]
Subheader Image Details

Elaine de Kooning, 1920 - 1989
"Juarez" (detail), 1959, oil on canvas
Collection of Albuquerque Museum