“The Country Doctor and Early Medical Practices” hybrid lecture on Wednesday, April 12

As part of the Ruth and John Moskop History of Medicine Lecture Series, the Medical History Interest Group invites you to attend The Country Doctor and Early Medical Practices on April 12. This lecture, presented by James Allen Bailey, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Law Enforcement Minnesota State University Mankato, begins at 4 p.m. in the Evelyn Fike Laupus Gallery, fourth floor Laupus Library.

The event will also be hosted Panopto. Attend the event virtually at this link.

The Topic:

This presentation includes an introduction of the Country Doctor Museum, some early medical treatments and the use of patented medications.  Dangers of some patented medications that contained toxic substances will also be discussed.  Some discussion of medical items in the Country Doctor Museum collection.  Highlighted will be the development of two scientific instruments used in early study and treatment of diseases, the microscope and stethoscope.  Also, presented will be some 19th century doctors’ decisions to use surgical intervention in traumatic injuries and amputations.  A brief discussion of Joseph Lister and his antiseptic surgery will also be included.

James A. Bailey

The Speaker:

James A. Bailey, Ph.D., professor emeritus of Law Enforcement, Minnesota State University Mankato. Prior to teaching, Dr. Bailey was a former special agent with the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation where he conducted crime scene investigations on major crime scenes in the northeastern region of North Carolina.  He is a fellow in the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and technical advisor to the Association of Firearms and Tool Mark Examiners Association.  His research includes the following areas: firearms, tool marks, and methods of personal identification, collection of contact DNA on physical evidence.  He has published his research findings in the Association of Firearm and Tool Mark Examiners Journal, Journal of Forensic Sciences, Journal of Forensic Identification, Forensic Science International, Forensic Science, Medicine, and Pathology, The Swedish-American Historical Quarterly, Wild West History Association Journal and other publications.  Dr. Bailey is also a board member of the Wild West History Association and utilizes applied forensics to analyze historical cases.  He and his wife, Margaret, live in Bailey, North Carolina.

More Information:

This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

Directions and parking information.

If you’d like to travel by bus from Main Campus, take bus 302 from the Main Campus Student Center to the Allied Health Sciences Building. Click here for the 302 bus schedule.

Lectures may be video recorded.

Learn more about the MHIG lectures and view an archive of previous recordings.