Health, Healing & Addiction in 19th Century America

Health, Healing & Addiction in 19th Century America will explore how men and women managed their health in the 19th century and what history can teach us about the extraordinary medical breakthroughs and inventions that rocked the medical establishment leading to the birth of modern medicine. The exhibition will also explore the darker side of medicine during the Victorian era and addiction through the access of popular over-the-counter “remedies” and new medicines and techniques promising pain relief and improved health and healthcare.