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!
Last week I had my first radio interview! It was for the Ohio Reading Radio Service, which is a special radio station that reads newspapers and magazines to blind people. I did 2 half hour segments for their "Insights" show. We talked about my educational background, the museum collection, and plans to make the exhibits… Continue reading Radio interview
Physical vs. technological diagnosis
In modern medicine, physicians are greatly aided in diagnosis by new machines and technology. Undoubtedly these devices provide more accurate and detailed information than the old, low-tech methods, which usually leads to better treatment for the patient. However, some vestiges of the old methods are still in use and still provide valuable information for a… Continue reading Physical vs. technological diagnosis
19th century doctors in the U.S.
During the late 1800s, many advances in medical knowledge and technology resulted in dramatic changes to many areas of the profession. The two major advances were the acceptance of the germ theory of disease and the use of anesthesia during surgery. These two discoveries, in combination with continued research of the human body and the… Continue reading 19th century doctors in the U.S.