Meet an 18th Century Doctor
In 1752, Dr. William Hunter opened an apothecary shop in Newport, Rhode Island, which eventually became the brand we all know today, Caswell-Massey. Aside from running the apothecary, Dr. Hunter gave the first anatomical and surgical lectures in the Colonies.
On Thursday February 15, 2018, at 5:30pm, the Newport Historical Society will recreate aspects of Dr. Hunter’s talk when they host an 18th century medical lecture. Dr. Hunter, portrayed by first person interpreter Seán O’Brien, will share insight on the latest medical knowledge from England while discussing remedies and cures that are available at his 18th century apothecary shop.
Newport Historical Society
Since 1854, the Newport Historical Society has collected and preserved five centuries of history and continues to document Newport’s unique contribution to our national narrative. The mission of NHS is also to chronicle and interpret this history for a broad audience, so that knowledge of our past will contribute to a deeper understanding of the present and better preparation for the future. For more information, visit www.newporthistory.org.