Wed, Jan 03|
Storrs Library, Longmeadow
19th Century Cure-Alls and Quack Medicine with Dennis Picard
Time & Location
Jan 03, 2024, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Storrs Library, Longmeadow, 693 Longmeadow St, Longmeadow, MA 01106, USA
About the Event
When trained medical practitioners could be hard to find, or expensive, or feared, Americans turned their trust to cure-alls found at their local general store or peddled by traveling salesmen. Some of these nostrums and elixirs promised to cure everything from a headache to cholera, to cancer. Some were very selective in their target focusing on the lungs or digestion. Many contained alcohol or opioids. Come hear some stories of a few of the more popular nostrums and in some cases, find out what happened to the companies that made them.
This program is sponsored by the Longmeadow Historical Society.
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