BGS Meeting — March 26, 2011 — Diseases in 19th Century Birmingham

The Birmingham Genealogical Society meets the fourth Saturday of each month (ex. Nov. & Dec.) at the Downtown Birmingham Public Library. Guests are always welcome!

Next meeting: Saturday, March 26th at 2 p.m.; Meet & Greet at 1:30 p.m.

Meeting Room: Arrington Auditorium, 3rd Floor, Linn-Henley Building

Speaker: Dr. Bayard Tynes, President of the Birmingham History Center

Program Topic: Diseases in 19th Century Birmingham

During the 19th Century, Birmingham, Alabama had many frightful illnesses for which the frontier doctors knew neither causes nor cures. There were numerous diseases such as typhoid, dysentery, cholera, smallpox, tuberculosis, and even the “childhood diseases,” that were frequently fatal. Please join us as Dr. Bayard Tynes will discuss “Diseases in Birmingham.”

Dr. Tynes is an internist and professor of medicine and infectious diseases at UAB and he is also the President of the Birmingham History Center. His past affiliations include St. Vincent’s Hospital; University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine,; Clinical Professor of Medicine Education: Sewanee; Emory University; Assistant Surgeon, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md.

NOTE:  Due to the AGS Seminar on April 16th and the 4th Saturday falling on Easter weekend, BGS will NOT meet in the month of April. We hope to see everyone in May for our annual “Walking Tour”.  This year’s venue is the “Karl C. Harrison Museum of George Washington” in Columbiana (Shelby County).  We will have a private tour of the largest collection of George Washington and Robert E. Lee memorabilia outside of Mt. Vernon.  Please make plans to join us!

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