The Seward/Mapes Homestead has announced a talk nineteenth century American health care, set for Thursday, October 24th, from 7 to 9 pm, led by Carolyn Ivanoff.
Ivanoff will examine healthcare in Victorian America, and how Americans were their own doctors and caregivers.
She will also consider questions such as: What was it like to need and experience medical care in 19th century America? How did people handle and treat inevitable illnesses that come with the human condition? On the frontier, far from any medical help or a knowledgeable practitioner, individuals and families had to rely on themselves and their own abilities to treat illness.
American medicine would change forever because of the Civil War and the catastrophe of the mass casualty rates and the health care crisis the war created. This program examines not only the health care experience of 19th century Americans, but many of the Civil War medical practices that the war ultimately embedded into the fabric of American life during the later half of the 19th Century.
This event will be held at the American Legion Post next to the Village of Florida Library at One Cohen Circle, Florida, Orange County, NY.
Light refreshments will be served. Tickets will be available at the door, for $10 per person, $15 for two, free for children.