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

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    May 31, 2014


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

     Old 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...

     Old 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.


    Old Sturbridge Village

    1 Old Sturbridge Village Road
    Sturbridge, MA 01566

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    Admission Info:

    Adults: $24.00, Seniors (55 and over): $22.00, Youths (3-17): $8.00, Children age 2 and under: Admitted Free



    phone: 18007331830


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