Diseases & Yesterday's Remedies

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Program Description

The history of disease is harrowing and is often surpassed in horror only by the treatments which were applied to those unfortunate patients. However, for every backward treatment, there was a step forward, a discovery which has led us to the state of modern medicine. Join Elizabeth and Colin J. Briggs, for this investigation of diseases and treatments in history. Learn about the advances in medicinal therapy from earliest times to the nineteenth century. Discover the unique medicine applications during the fur trade of the nineteenth century. Quite different medical terminology was used in many cases, genealogist Elizabeth Briggs will walk us through the terms that you may find if you explore disease within your family tree. Schedule: Tuesday, October 18 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm This class will be held online. A Zoom link will be emailed to you after you register and again 24 hours before the class begins. Presenter Professor Colin J. Briggs is a Professor Emeritus Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Manitoba. His wife and co-presenter, Elizabeth Briggs, spends time on family research, teaching genealogy and genealogical research for the government. Elizabeth has volunteered at the Hudson’s Bay Company Archives where she developed a database for almost ten thousand Servants’ Contracts from 1776-1926. Elizabeth has written or co-authored a number of books to help people research their family history. Some of these include: Biographical Resources at the Hudson’s Bay Company Archives, Volumes One and Two, Before Modern Medicine: Diseases and Yesterday’s Remedies, and, York Factory Medical Journals, 1846-1849. Elizabeth has been an invited speaker to Smithers, B.C., the Ontario Genealogical Society Seminar, Orkney Family History Society, Scotland and Manitoba Genealogical Society. She has been Genealogist in Residence at the Millennium Library. Elizabeth has been a regular presenter at Winnipeg Libraries, Creative Retirement and the Brandon Genealogical Seminars. Elizabeth is a past president of the Manitoba Genealogical Society.

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