Public Scholars Project

Allergies: A Brief History

April 28, 2018 at 11:00 AM | Milford, NJ | Holland Township Free Public Library
Have you ever considered how long the invisible world of allergies has been interrupting life in our country? The rise of allergies in America goes back to their historical beginnings in the early 1800s. In this session, participants will look at uncertainties associated with allergies as well as the increase in allergies that happens to track with the rise of industrialization. The stories we tell about allergies, along with our related thoughts and fears about nature, technology, and the environment will be explored. Participants will be invited to learn about how science and technology help us to combat allergies too. And that’s nothing to sneeze at.

Theresa MacPhail, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor at Stevens Institute of Technology
Holland Township Free Public Library
129 Spring Mills Rd
Milford, NJ