5 Results for tag "Medicine"
Out of Adversity: The Smallpox Census
Read about the smallpox epidemic that greatly affected the lives of people living in the town of Williamsburg. Learn about this adversity in the 18th century.
Spanish Influenza in 1918
In the midst of this social turmoil, the Spanish Flu epidemic was sweeping the country, disrupting everyday life for Martha and thousands of others.
Researching Spotlight: Finding Dr. PawPaw
Colonial American South suffered from Yaws, a bacterial disease that transmitted from skin-to-skin contact. Learn about Dr. Pawpaw's remedy to cure Yaws.
London’s Saint Thomas’s Hospital, A Teaching Hospital for Two Williamsburg Practitioners
Saint Thomas Hospital in London was a teaching hospital for two Williamsburg practitioners. Learn more about this historical institution of the 18th century.
Finding Dr. Pawpaw: The Remedy
Continuing my deep dive into the enslaved man referred to in John Custis IV’s Commonplace Book (CPB) as Dr. Pawpaw, which you may remember from parts one and two of my blog series Finding Dr. Pawpaw, I found that John Custis IV was not the only person to record Dr. …