Victorians Uncovered – Love Bugs: Venereal Disease and the Civil War
Thursday February 21, 2019 @ 6:00PM
at Alexander Majors Historical House
Venereal disease emerged as a serious problem during the Civil War. The Surgeon General of the U.S. Army documented 183,000 cases of venereal disease among the Union Army. Treatment was ineffective and included the use of mercury. Learn more about the untold story of sex and the Civil War with Dr. Michael Monaco, historical re-enactor and Kansas City Chiefs physician.
The event begins at 6 p.m. with a social hour, featuring a Union Horse whiskey tasting and a signature cocktail, and the program begins at 6:30 p.m. at Alexander Majors Barn.