Bob Young, 18th Century Apothecary, Pays Us a Visit

11/11/2016 - 7:00 pm
Community Room of the Canterbury, CT Town Hall
1 Municipal Drive - Canterbury, CT 06331

There will be a brief business session at 7:00 pm, followed by the program & refreshments. Free and open to the public. Bring a friend.

Tools of the trade: delft jar, scales, mortar and pestle, and surgical instruments (Colonial Williamsburg photo)

We’re pleased to welcome noted researcher and reenactor Bob Young for an exploration of the role, training, and tools of the trade of an 18th century apothecary in America. He will discuss with us theories of disease causation at the time, along with many of the remedies the colonists used, from common and not-so-common herbs to elixirs, leeches, and surgical procedures. This is sure to be an entertaining—and in some regards—shudder-provoking evening.

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