Mercury-crazed genius explodes on canvas, “hysterical” women writhe in the erotic throes of stimulation therapy, and a mysterious plague of 1518 led the afflicted to dance themselves to death. Madness comes in many forms, with treatments obscure and wonderful, helpful and deadly.
Join us for an evening dedicated to sifting through derangement, looking for the context in stories of lunacy, the science behind the mind-bending effects of heavy metals, and the mind-boggling cures both appalling and ecstatic.
Advance tickets recommended and appreciated
Odd Salon is an evening series of cocktail hour lectures in San Francisco, featuring short talks illuminating extraordinary and unusual chapters from history, science, art, and adventure.