Tuesday, November 6, 2012

The Marvelous Amusing Quack Medicine Show




Dave Downs will be at the Bridgewater Public Library on Tuesday, November 13th to present: “The Marvelous Amusing Quack Medicine Show”. His program begins at 7:00 p.m.

Always entertaining and enlightening, Dave acquaints his audience with unique, fascinating and extraordinary medical techniques practiced during the 18th and 19th centuries. His medical presentation is a memorable experience that you won’t find anywhere else.

Enjoy a clever mix of intriguing historical facts and humor. Observe the amazing electric Magneto Nervous Machine. Discover why the “ear cone” was placed in the ear and then set ablaze. Downs has assembled a unique collection of medical instruments for your entertainment and edification.

Recipient of the “Best Exhibitor Award” at the New England History Festival, Dave is a retired school teacher with a Master’s Degree in Creative Arts in Education. He belongs to the Living History Association, Olde Colony Civil War Round Table and the Rehoboth Minutemen. This free program will be held in the Flora T. Little Meeting Room, which is accessible by elevator. There is parking in back of the library, located at 15 South Street

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