Victorian Medical Practices
Learn about doctors, medicine, and health concerns in late 1800s Jacksonville when Historic Jacksonville hosts “Victorian Medical Practices” on Saturday, July 12, at Jacksonville’s 1873 Beekman House.  From 12 noon to 4 pm, costumed docents will lead house tours focusing on Victorian health care, Beekman health issues and “cures,” and sanitation measures the family adopted.  Lawn displays include a Civil War medical tent, medical artifacts from local archaeology digs; phrenology (skull reading); and Chinese medical practices.  Admission: $5, adults; $3, seniors/students.  541-245-3650 or“>“>“>


… from the Mail Tribune (July 11, 2014)
Beekman House tours will focus on medical practices
By Tony Boom
JACKSONVILLE — A kitchen sink that is open underneath may seem rustic, but it was a pioneer family’s adaptation to the rapidly changing health and medical priorities of the Victorian era.

The sink, open for air circulation to ward off germs, will be just one of the Beekman family artifacts… Read more.

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