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Lecture Series – June
June 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Frontier Medicine: Past to Present
Doctors were in short supply in the mid-1800s on the Western frontier. Midwives and “Moms” were providing ‘home medicine’ in the territory; their experience and wisdom passed down from generation to generation practicing a variety of home remedies for various ailments, from mild digestive upsets to birthing utilizing the basic principles of “bleed, blister and purge” with medicinal herbs and roots in the form of teas, tinctures, dococtions, salves and poultices.
Longtime Museum volunteer Bi Sallomi provides a distinct insight and historical perspective of frontier medicine, past to present, during this lecture series presentation providing context and practices from the homespun medicine days of yesteryear to today’s medical breakthroughs. FREE lecture begins at 2 p.m.; seating is limited.