Dr. Henry Manning practiced medicine in Youngstown, Ohio from around 1811 until his death in 1869. He served as a surgeon in the Ohio Militia during the War of 1812. He was one of two doctors in the town of about 400 people. He traveled to patients' homes on horseback on dirt roads at all… Continue reading Dr. Manning’s 1834 daybook
Tag: 19th century medicine
Finally! We're back to creating more videos for the museum's YouTube channel! The latest video was added last week. Its about rural doctors in the early 1800s. I hope you enjoy it!
Debating women’s “nervous temperament” in the 1890s
The Melnick Medical Museum is pleased to host a banner exhibit from the National Library of Medicine called "Literature of Prescription: Charlotte Perkins Gilman and "The Yellow Wall-Paper." The exhibit examines the interesting subject of "nervous exhaustion" and the Rest Cure during the late 1800s. It is on display in the Cushwa Hall cafe until… Continue reading Debating women’s “nervous temperament” in the 1890s
New medical report on Lincoln assassination found
A researcher for the Papers of Lincoln project has found a medical report from 1865 written by the first doctor to reach President Lincoln. The Times Union reports that it was found in the Surgeon General's correspondence files at the National Archives. Dr. Charles Leale had only been a doctor for 6 weeks when he… Continue reading New medical report on Lincoln assassination found