Webinar: Cholera to COVID

A new Medical History Series

Join the Sacramento History Museum for our medical history series, Cholera to COVID in partnership with The Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society Museum of Medical History. These free webinars will be hosted by the curator of The Museum of Medical History, Dr. Bob LaPerriere and retired UCLA professor, Dr. Kent Perryman. Join in on Wednesdays, November 4, 11, and 18 at 7:30 pm. Each week has a different theme sure to intrigue! Register on Zoom to join!

To explore more, the Medical Museum website has a variety of educational and virtual features, including a link to numerous artifacts in the museum, a virtual museum tour, dozens of articles on medical history, and much more. Visit at: http://www.ssvms.org/museum.

Wednesday, November 4th at 7:30 pm – Gold Rush Medicine
The Gold Rush was a massive migration of people. Many of the gold seekers brought more than a desire for gold…they also carried and developed diseases, such as cholera, smallpox, typhoid and malaria…diseases that were barely understood and the doctors were poorly equipped to deal with. They often turned to drugs and “cures” that would shock us today. There was no anesthesia for surgery and the most common operation was amputation. “Gold Rush Medicine” will give you a great appreciation for our early settlers heading to California by wagon train and ship, and the challenges they faced.

Wednesday, November 11th at 7:30 pm – SSVMS Medical Museum Virtual Tour
Enjoy a narrated virtual walk through the Museum of Medical History. It is closed due to the pandemic and will probably not open until at least well into 2021, but you can now enjoy a virtual walk through narrated by the Museum Curator, Dr. Bob LaPerriere.

Wednesday, November 18th at 7:30 pm – Plague and Pandemics
Curious about how something like COVID-19 can happen? Explore history from epidemics to plagues and pandemics over the last 15 centuries with Dr. Kent Perryman.