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A Sephardic Jewish Doctor in Colonial America

April 3, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Sunday, April 3rd, 1:00pm

Performer Doug Cohen

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We take a step back in time and welcome Dr. John de Sequeyra, a Sephardic Jew of Portuguese extraction, who was born in London in 1712. Dr. de Sequeyra moved to Williamsburg, Virginia, in 1745 where he resided until his death in 1795. During his lifetime he was known for being the first visiting physician to the first institution in America for those that were mentally ill, plus President Thomas Jefferson credited him with introducing the eating of the tomato to Virginia.

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Date:
April 3, 2016
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm