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Medicine and Vampires in Enlightenment Britain

Come learn the horrifying true tales of premature burial, apparent death, vampires and more!

October 20 at Noon

All Ages
60 minutes
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During the eighteenth century, common concepts in cutting edge medical theory often included topics such as 'premature burial' and 'apparent death.' This fascinating lecture will explore captivating historical news and medical reports of apparent death and premature burial during the late 18th / early 19th century.

Edgar Allen Poe once wrote that “To be buried while alive is, beyond question, the most terrific of these extremes which has ever fallen to the lot of mere mortality.” Why was Poe so concerned with being buried alive? And was he the only early horror fiction author to have these concerns? Come find out in our upcoming lecture!

  • What: “Medicine and Vampires in Enlightenment Britain,” presented by Nicole Salomone, Historian, Author and Independent Researcher
  • When: Wednesday, October 20, 12 - 12:45 pm
  • Where: Zoom meeting in the comfort of your home

How to Attend

This digital Lunch Break Science is FREE to attend, but registration is required. Registration will be open until 10:30 a.m. on the day of the event.

You will be sent a link and password to access the talk at 11 a.m. on the day of the event.

Medicine and Vampires in Enlightenment Britain
A live & free virtual presentation