A Pound of Cure: Health Care in the 19th Century

    Sat, May 31, 2014

    Times: 9:30AM-5:00PM

    Venue: Old Sturbridge Village

    1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge, MA 01566

    Contact:

    Ann Lindblad

    alindblad@osv.org

    508-347-0323

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    ld Sturbridge Village will portray common 19th-century medical practices for its new event called A Pound of Cure: Health Care in the 19th-Century. Throughout the day, visitors will meet costumed interpreters depicting medical experts of the period, including a traveling dentist and a phrenologist. As home remedies were the most common cures, historical interpreters will also create poultices, teas, and other remedies from "The Family Nurse," a 19th-century advice book written by Lydia Maria Child. Plus, visitors will have a chance to view antique medical implements from Old Sturbridge Village's collection and learn how they were used.

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