Lunchtime Lecture – Charity Hospitals of Louisiana

The West Baton Rouge Museum will host a lunchtime lecture on Thursday, February 26 at noon. The lecture takes a close look at the remarkable history of the Charity Hospitals of Louisiana, which will include the story about the Charity Hospital of New Orleans. The speakers are authors Thomas Durant, PhD and Jonathan Robert, PhD, who recently published their book, History of the Charity Hospitals of Louisiana: A Study of Poverty, Politics, Public Health and the Public Interest.
       They will share the compelling story of the Charity Hospital System of Louisiana, a story of how poverty, politics, public health, public interest, race, gender, and class shaped the long history of one of the most storied public healthcare systems in the state and in the nation. Over a period of more than 270 years, a total of ten charity hospitals were established in different venues of the state and evolved into one of the most celebrated public healthcare systems in the country. 

The lunchtime lecture is free and open to the public.

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