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Bullitt History of Medicine Club Lecture

Lecture audio

Written in Stone: The Story of the 1918 Flu Epidemic as Told by Cemetery Stones in Wilkes County [promotional material]

Lecture promotion

Map showing the location of Wilkes County, North Carolina

Wilkes County, NC

The Bullitt History of Medicine Club promotes the understanding and appreciation of the historical foundations upon which current medical knowledge and practice is constructed, by encouraging social and intellectual exchanges between faculty members, medical students, and members of the community.

The Bullitt History of Medicine Club holds lectures approximately once a month during the academic year. All meetings are free and open to the public.

In this lecture, Dr. Joe Pinkerton tells the story of the influenza outbreak in Wilkes County, North Carolina, through the use of cemetery stones. Pinkerton's son, Derek, was one of the Bullitt History of Medicine Club student leaders at the time of the lecture.