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Royall House & Slave Quarters


April 2024

Out of Breath: Slavery, Ventilation, and the Emergence of Epidemiology

Wednesday, April 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Royall House & Slave Quarters, 15 George St.
Medford, MA 02155
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The Royall House & Slave Quarters welcomes Tufts University's Center for the Study of Race and Democracy and the Tufts Center for Black Maternal Health and Reproductive Justice for a lecture and conversation on slavery, its legacies, and the medical humanities. Keynote speaker will be Dr. Jim Downs, author of "Maladies of Empire: How Colonialism, Slavery, and War Transformed Medicine" and "Sick from Freedom: African American Illness and Suffering During the Civil War and Reconstruction." A deeply interdisciplinary scholar of…

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