At his inauguration, George Washington had just one tooth left. Mount Vernon curator Laura Simo describes history’s most famous set of dentures.
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American Patriot Patrick Henry is burdened with his first wife’s tragic decline into insanity. Interpreter Richard Schumann tells the tale.| Transcript
America’s smallpox eradication has its roots in 18th-century Boston.| Transcript
Colonial medicine is not for the faint of heart. Sharon Cotner describes the philosophies and practices.| Transcript
For poxes, headaches, and fevers, the apothecary has a preparation to ease your symptoms. Medical historian Susan Pryor details the treatments.| Transcript
Williamsburg’s Public Hospital was the first facility for the treatment of the mentally ill in British North America.| Transcript