“Bled, Cupped, Blister’d and Purged”—Healthcare in the 18th and Early 19th Centuries

August 7 , 6:30 pm to August 7 , 8:00 pm

VIRTUAL VIA ZOOM , New York, NY

Free

“Bled, Cupped, Blister’d and Purged”—Healthcare in the 18th and Early 19th Centuries

By Dr. Gretchen Sorin

August 7th at 6:30PM

VIRTUAL VIA ZOOM

Register here: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ryam3d6QSX-KhCcN98tBRg

Healthcare in the time of the Dyckman Farmhouse, the 18th and early 19th centuries, was dramatically different from healthcare and wellness today, although we can see vestiges of this time in some current practices. The people of the enlightenment made some moves toward cleanliness, but, the lack of indoor plumbing and body cleansing, the difficulty of finding clean water, and the lack of sewage systems contributed to a host of health problems, as did a limited number of effective medicines. Inspired by an exhibition developed by the Cooperstown Graduate Program, “Health and Hygiene at a 19th century Farmhouse,” this talk will highlight medical practices in this period and the care available to both wealthy landowners and the enslaved people who shared their households.

Organization Details:
Dyckman Farmhouse Museum https://dyckmanfarmhouse.orgCaroline McCarthy 212-304-9422programs@dyckman.org

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