Sunday, August 7, 2011

Event of Note

ROSEVILLE GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY MEETING
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Maidu Senior Center, 1550 Maidu Dr., Roseville, CA
Program: GOLD RUSH MEDICINE
        Immigrants of California, during the gold Rush, were subject to
numerous devastating diseases for which doctors were unable to provide
specific treatments. Many doctors were not doctors at all. Thousands died
from various epidemics at a time in history when the most advanced medical
treatments consisted of bleeding, cupping, puking, purging and the use of
drugs such as mercury and arsenic.  The use of quotes from diaries of the
time adds to the impact of the story.
Speaker:  Dr. Bob LaPerriere
Posted by Ron Setzer

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