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National Health Care Community: Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas, 1921–1936

CALS Encyclopedia of Arkansas Presents MONDAY MALADIES

Speaker: Janis K. Percefull, historian, author, educator, and public speaker

Janis K. Percefull earned a BA in History at Ouachita Baptist University and a master’s in public history from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. As a graduate student, she was awarded the UAMS History of Medicine Research Award (2001) and won the UALR Gender Studies Research Paper Contest (2003).

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About the Program Series

With the COVID-19 pandemic having caused more than 100,000 deaths in the United States alone by the beginning of June 2020, many policy makers and others have looked to the past to understand how pandemics affect societies, allowing them to create strategies that can ease the death toll and to consider what long-lasting changes might result from our present situation.

The CALS Encyclopedia of Arkansas is hosting a series of lectures on the history of medicine, disease, and containment in the Natural State. The series, starting June 8 and running every other Monday evening through August, will offer some historical perspective to what is going on today in Arkansas and around the world.

Each lecture will be a Zoom webinar and will be streamed to YouTube Live, and then archived on YouTube for later viewing. Attendees must register to participate in Zoom webinar and ask questions of the speaker.