Blog » Category: Medicine

  • Medical Women’s Success

    April 2nd, 2021
    Why did medical women find professional success in the 19th century, only to fall back in the 20th?
  • Who Knew?

    December 18th, 2020
    What do toilet paper, Lysol wipes, hand sanitizer and a product first patented in 1797 have in common?
  • “Waiting Time”

    June 26th, 2020
    "View waiting time as a gift of time."
  • Staying At Home

    June 12th, 2020
    The City Historian reflects on staying home during the pandemic.
  • Thoughts From Quarantine

    May 29th, 2020
    Our office manager shares thoughts on the quarantine.
  • Memory and the Pandemic Experience

    May 8th, 2020
    If you want to remember what is happening now, what you think about COVID-19, make a record now.
  • Everyone Has A Story To Tell

    April 3rd, 2020
    The Executive Director shares her pandemic story.
  • Church Home Hospital

    March 9th, 2018
    Brief history of the Church Home Hospital
  • Patent Medicine

    February 23rd, 2018
    Ads for patent medicine
  • Modern Medicine

    June 17th, 2016
    I recently had an opportunity to experience some hand surgery and thought what a different experience citizens of Geneva years ago must have had compared to mine.
  • Uncle Doctor

    April 3rd, 2015
    Robert Swan’s youngest brother Frederick wrote a history of the Swan family in the 1890s. In it, he talks about their Uncle Daniel, or, as they called him, “Uncle Doctor:” [H]e made choice of the profession of medicine, and studied with Dr. John Brooks, then the resident physician of Medford. . . . Early in his practice, his attention was directed to the system of More »
  • Diphtheria Epidemic

    September 27th, 2013
    Chronicle of the 1878-1879 Geneva diphtheria epidemic.
  • Neither shall there by any more pain

    September 24th, 2013
    Discussion of the usage of anesthesia during childbirth in the mid-1800s.
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