Medical Practices in Colonial America
Would YOU have wanted to be sick in 18th century New Hampshire?
Come learn how you might have been treated and how/whether things are better in the 21st century.
Goffstown Historical Society
18 Parker Station Road
Saturday, August 11
Building opens at 1 PM
Guest Speaker ( 2 PM): Constance E. Putnam, Ph.D., author of Improve, Perfect, and Perpetuate: Dr. Nathan Smith and Early American Medical Education
Nathan Smith was the founder of Dartmouth Medical School and co-founder of three others (Yale, Vermont, and Bowdoin). He began practicing in NH in 1787 and died in New Haven in 1829.
Constance Putnam is a writer, who specializes in the fields of the history of medicine and medical ethics. Her book was fashioned from a rough draft of years of research on Smith by Oliver S. Hayward, M.D., a graduate of Dartmouth and Harvard Medical Schools.
Bonus Guest: Laurie Snay Wiltshire, the daughter of Albert F. Snay., M.D. Dr. Snay had a rural medical practice in Goffstown and surrounding towns for 42 years, from 1946-1988. Many items from his practice will be on display. His book of memoirs, It's Been Interesting, is for sale at the Historical Society.
Free Admission - Refreshments Served
Museum open every Saturday, 1-4 PM, through October 13.