Epidemic: Past and Present
Matthew Cartter, MD; Michael R. Grey, MD, MPH; & Dione Longley
Allbritton Center, Room 311 | $110
9:15–9:30 A.M. Registration, Coffee
9:30–10:30 A.M. Plagues and Peoples Redux: Historical Observations on the Social Context of Epidemic Disease
10:30–11:30 A.M. Responding to Epidemic Disease: Smallpox and Influenza in Connecticut
11:30 A.M.–12:30 P.M. Death Stalks Middletown: How Local People Fought Disease, 1650–1920
12:30–1:15 P.M. Lunch (provided)
1:15–3 P.M. Guided bus tour of burial sites and pest houses, with stories of medical people who engaged in the struggle for control.
3 P.M. Return to Church Street
Time will be provided for discussions and a morning break.
MICHAEL R. GREY, MD, MPH, is a practicing primary care internist, occupational medicine specialist, and medical historian. Currently, he is the executive medical director for primary care at the Western Connecticut Medical Group. For 15 years, he served on the faculty of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, where he achieved the rank of professor of medicine. He has authored many articles and two books, New Deal Medicine and The Bioterrorism Sourcebook. Dr. Grey received his medical degree from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and his undergraduate degree from Harvard College.
DIONE LONGLEY, WESLEYAN ’82 worked in the curatorial department of the Connecticut Historical Society and for two decades was the Middlesex County Historical Society director. She annotated The Old
Leather Man (Wesleyan University Press) with Peter Zaidel and is writing a book on Connecticut in the Civil War.