This one-day symposium held at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, explores the history of medicine and health care in America from 1750-1850. Presentations, costumed interpretations and tabletop exhibits examine treatment of common illnesses and epidemic diseases, remedies and medicines from the apothecary and garden, training of physicians and midwives, pregnancy and childbirth, medical instruments and other associated material culture.
Presenters & exhibitors: Anna Dhody-Hager, Mutter Museum; Clarissa Dillon, Past Masters in Early American Domestic Arts; Kris Dippre, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation; Marie Jenkins Schwartz, University of Rhode Island; Dale Smith, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences; Nancy Webster, Friends Historical Association; Mike Williams, Brigade of the American Revolution. Sponsored by the Fairfax County Park Authority and the History Department at George Mason University
The program will be held Friday, March 9, 2007, 9 am-3:30 pm. $65.00 per person; prepaid reservations required by February 28. For information and registration forms, email email@example.com or phone Museum Collections at (703) 631-1429.
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