EARLY MEDICINE Highlighted in Groton Historical Society Program
On Tuesday, Jan. 13 at 7 pm in Sibley Hall at Groton Public Library, Groton Historical Society will sponsor a talk exploring facets of early medicine.
In The "Good Old Days" of Small-Town Medicine in New England, medical scholar Constance Putnam will discuss the last decade of the 18th century and first decades of the 19th century and will explain medical treatment in those days in part through examination of the way doctors were trained and educated. Dr. Putnam is an independent scholar and researcher and is the author of numerous books and articles in the field of medical history, bioethics, and medical education. She holds a PhD from Tufts University and lectures widely on medical subjects.
In addition, there will be a small exhibit of artifacts related to medical practice in Groton from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Thanks to a grant from the Commissioners of Trust Funds, this program is free and open to the public. For more info , go to GrotonHistoricalSociety.org or call 978-448-0092.