8 Adams Street
Adams Academy Bldg.
Quincy, MA 02169
ANNUAL MEETING & PROGRAM
“THE PROPER PATIENT OF 1900” with JANET PARNES
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10, 7:00 PM, ADAMS ACADEMY
History enactor Janet Parnes will offer dramatic and comic insights into the curious, quaint, and remarkable aspects of early 20th century medicine.
Parnes’ character, Miss Myrtle Mills, a fictional woman who has gracefully endured a raft of illnesses, will delve into topics that include medical theories of the time, doctor’s prescriptions that were worse than the disease, kitchen-cupboard remedies, new contraptions, and the joys of “modern” dentistry. Parnes’ character will also detail the astonishing advances that were starting to be made, from new understanding of diseases to the first true wonder drugs. And she will relate the achievements of Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell and the first generations of women physicians.
The evening will also be Quincy Historical Society’s Annual Meeting. Officers and trustees for the coming year will be elected.
Everyone is welcome to attend. There is no admission charge.
The Quincy History Museum at Quincy Historical Society takes you through more than 400 years of some of America's richest, most influential history.Meet rebels and reformers, workers and visionaries:
John and Abigail Adams and others who helped create the United States;
Granite workers who moved 5-ton blocks and helped change the look of America;
Three centuries of shipbuilders, culminating in 30,000 men and women who built the ships that helped win World War II;
Entrepreneurs who brought Americans
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