Oakland Cemetery Tour: Dying in Nineteenth Century Atlanta (October 5)

Atlanta's excellent Oakland Cemetery overlooks the city.
Atlanta’s excellent Oakland Cemetery overlooks the city.

I just read this cool post about a great Oakland Cemetery Tour.  You should check this out!  

“From the log cabin the Cherokee Indians called “medicine house,” through the establishment of Atlanta Medical College, to the medical advances resulting from the Civil War, this tour traces the history of death and disease in Atlanta in the 19th century. Atlanta in the early 1800s was considered the frontier. The rough and sometimes violent lifestyle, combined with the humid climate and swampy land, all contributed to illness, injury, and death among the population. Learn about the mystery and science of death and dying during a time when the discovery of germ theory and medical anesthesia coexisted with the use of leeches, water cures, and quack medicine.”

— Historic Oakland Foundation

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Oakland Cemetery Tour: Dying in Nineteenth Century Atlanta (October 5).

Mitchell's grave in Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta
Mitchell’s grave in Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Atlanta, Georgia skyline; view from Oakland Ce...
Atlanta, Georgia skyline; view from Oakland Cemetery (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Oakland Cemetery (Atlanta)
Oakland Cemetery (Atlanta) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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