Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Brown Bag Lunch Lecture – Public Health and the Syphilis Epidemic in Arkansas in the 1940s
Speaker: Brian Irby, Library Tech at the Arkansas History Commission
Noon – 1:00 p.m.
FREE Admission – Participants may bring a sack lunch; beverages are provided.
(501) 324-9685 www.oldstatehouse.com
As soldiers returned from World War II, public health officials in Arkansas became alarmed at the number of soldiers who returned with various forms of venereal disease. In order to draw attention to the problem, public health officials decided to launch a unique educational program.