Medicine among the Aztecs

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 @ 12:00pm
Native American Studies Center

In an age of pandemics, face masks, and vaccinations, we can look back and witness the greatest of all catastrophes, the Demographic Catastrophe. Up to 100 million inhabitants died because of contagious diseases Europeans brought with them to the Americas. Historians have called this “virgin territory,” a land of the “noble savage” where no deaths occurred due to infectious diseases. But is this true? What was the medicine like? How did the people of these great civilizations deal with everyday health concerns such as childbirth, sanitation, and diseases? This presentation by Dr. Kim Richardson, USC Lancaster Associate Professor of History, will seek to demonstrate the complexities of these issues within the Aztec Empire and discover what, if anything, we can learn and apply to current concerns.

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Tuesday, November 16, 2021 @ 12:00pm · add to calendar 2021-11-16 12:00:00 2021-11-16 15:00:00 America/New_York Medicine among the Aztecs Native American Studies Center, 119 S. Main St., Lancaster, SC, 29720

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