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Medicine in Early Virginia

  • Wednesday, February 14, 2018
  • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • MacArthur Memorial Visitor Center Theater



From 1607 to 1907, Virginians devoted a huge part of their energies and resources to fighting
diseases, often not knowing their causes and best treatments.  

On February 14, physician and NHS member Dr. Richard Brown will tell us more about the
practice of medicine in early Virginia. 

We will learn about major diseases and conditions of the time; practitioners and care-givers working to treat them; and the most common remedies in use. Finally, we will see how new ideas from an enlightened Europe would affect the way diseases were understood and treated here, leading to the establishment of new schools to propagate these new ideas.

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 7:00-8:00 PM

MacArthur Memorial Visitor Center Theater

FREE and open to the public


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Fort Norfolk
810 Front Street
Norfolk, VA 23510


Norfolk Historical Society
P.O. Box 6367
Norfolk, Virginia 23508-0367

(757) 754-2004


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