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MADNESS

July 8, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

$15

Odd Salon MADNESS

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.

Featuring:

Lizzy Lee Savage ~ Mercury & Turpentine: The Paintbrush-Licking Mad Genius of the Masters
Stuart Gripman ~ Toxoplasmosis: Two Bugs, One Gut 
Marci Bennett ~ Mass Hysteria: Penis Panic, Dancing Plague, and Other Worrisome Mind Contagions
Fritz Striker ~ “Bitches Be Crazy”: The Twisted Perceptions of Femininity & Madness
Jade Hoffman ~ Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood: The Fickle Boundary Between Different and Crazy
Arthur Kay ~ Gaol and Bedlam: The Law of Criminal Insanity in the U.S. and U.K.  
Kaila Angelo ~ Lobotomy: The Under-appreciated Cure for “Resting Bitch Face” 

Advance tickets recommended and appreciated

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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.

Details

Date:
July 8, 2014
Time:
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost:
$15
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Venue

DNA Lounge
375 Eleventh Street
San Francisco , CA United States
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Website:
http://www.dnalounge.com/