Matthew Osborn, a University of Missouri-Kansas City history professor, is the author of “Rum Maniacs,” a book on how and why pathological drinking became a subject of medical interest, social controversy and lurid fascination in the early American republic. He speaks at 6:30 p.m. July 9 at Kansas City’s Central Library.
Matthew Osborn, a University of Missouri-Kansas City history professor, is the author of “Rum Maniacs,” a book on how and why pathological drinking became a subject of medical interest, social controversy and lurid fascination in the early American republic. He speaks at 6:30 p.m. July 9 at Kansas City’s Central Library. ALLISON LONG The Kansas City Star
Matthew Osborn, a University of Missouri-Kansas City history professor, is the author of “Rum Maniacs,” a book on how and why pathological drinking became a subject of medical interest, social controversy and lurid fascination in the early American republic. He speaks at 6:30 p.m. July 9 at Kansas City’s Central Library. ALLISON LONG The Kansas City Star

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