Saturday, June 4, 2011

Anarchist Walking Tour in Philadelphia -- Focus on Medicine & Science

Anarchist Walking Tour --Focus on Medicine & Science
Sunday, June 12, 2011
1 PM until 3 PM
Begins at Wooden Shoe Books, 704 South Street, Philadelphia PA

Between the 1890s and the 1920s, Philadelphia Anarchists counted many physicians, pharmacists, and other science professionals among their members. Local historian Robert Helms will lead his listeners along the streets of Society Hill and tell of distinguished doctors leaping into action to save a comrade's life, trying to obtain humane treatment for a crazed fellow traveler, establishing a hospital and pharmacies as well, treating venereal diseases and providing abortions. Learn of these matters from the one who discovered them with his own research.

A FREE, Public Event. The guide will pass the hat, inviting small donations.

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