Sunday, June 28, 2009
Medical exhibit at Smithsonian Folklife Festival
The Smithsonian Folklife Festival is going on this week, and in the Wales section is a small exhibit on the history of medicine.
Wales turns out to be a major source for medicinal leeches, sold by Biopharma.
There is also a small display of historical pharmaceuticals.
Pill rollers aren't all that uncommon even now, but that's a nice ledger and some good ephemera in the labels.
The largest section was a medical garden.
The exhibit is up through July 5th