History Talks! Life, Death & Medicine in the Victorian Era #free

History Talks Victorian PanelMark your calendar for Jan 7th!

I will be speaking on a panel for History Talks, sponsored by The Glendale Historical Society and the Southern California Chapter of the Historical Novel Society. This free virtual event, takes place on Thursday, January 7th at 7PM. Authors Jeri Westerson, A. E. Wasserman, Colleen Fliedner and I will discuss Life, Death and Medicine in the Victorian era. Author Anne Louise Bannon will moderate.

Living in the Victorian Age brought with it challenges that are distant to our modern world. Travel back in time with our panel of historical authors as they discuss daily hazards like gunshot wounds and concussions, treatment by medical doctors and indigenous healers, the establishment of poor farms for the mentally ill and indigents, mourning etiquette, and more.

Victorian Woman in Black

Victorian Woman in Black mourning dress.


Anne Louise Bannon, moderator – Medical Care

Jeri Westerson – Victorian London

Linda McLaughlin – Victorian Mourning Etiquette

AE Wasserman – Gunshot Wounds, Concussions, and Tribal Medicine

Colleen Fliedner – Los Angeles Poor Farm and Polio Centers

These talks are great fun, and I hope you will join us. Register HERE for this fun event.