Medical History at Historic Sotterley – Specialty Tour

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What was it like to experience treatment of illness or injury in the past? How did the practice of medicine develop in the region? While touring the manor house, slave dwelling, and gardens, take the journey from medicinal herbs, blood-letting, patent medicines, lessons of sanitation learned during warfare, crude surgical techniques, and unsettling realities of medical research to the regulation of medical practice and development of effective prevention and treatment of deadly infections. Docent Dr. Marcia Coe will lead a tour highlighting medical history as it relates to the people of Sotterley during 1699-1961. Recommended for ages 16 and older. Walking and standing required. The historic house is not ADA compliant. Advance reservations required – please, no walk-ins. Tour is limited to 18 people. It is advised to arrive approximately 15 minutes prior to your tour. Please proceed to the Visitor Center to check in upon arrival.