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The Blue Corpse

Thursday 14 February 2013, 18.00-18.59

Cholera epidemics resulted in enormous loss of life in the 19th century and, unsurprisingly, caused panic and fear among the public. The effects of cholera on the body were swift and dramatic. See examples from the Library’s art collection and join Amanda Sciampacone as we encounter the ‘blue death’.

Speaker: Amanda Sciampacone (Birkbeck, University of London)

This event is FREE. 

Please leave coats and bags in the free cloakroom on the ground floor before meeting your guide, at the desk, ten minutes before the event begins.

See other Wellcome Library Insight events.

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