Fredericton Region Museum to open new exhibit on the history
of medicine in central New Brunswick
August 1, 2011 Fredericton N.B.
The Fredericton Region Museum prepares to open its newest exhibit which explores the history of medicine in central New Brunswick. The exhibit opening will take place at the Fredericton Region Museum on Tuesday, August 2, 2011 from 5 to 8pm. The museum would like to extend an open invitation to members of the media.
Appropriately entitled From Black Bag To High Science, the exhibit explores the rich past of central New Brunswick’s medical community. From the days of the country doctor and house calls to the modern public healthcare system the exhibit highlights the work and dedication of local healthcare practitioners.
The story of New Brunswick’s medical history is told through photos and text. A variety of medical instruments are also on display, from the mundane and everyday to the spine-tingling and grotesque. Many of the artefacts and photos were donated by notable area medical professionals including Drs: Chalmers, Likely, Torrie, and Stickles, among others.
This exciting new exhibit is the work of renowned Canadian historian and former history professor, Dr. T.W. Acheson, and current University of New Brunswick professor of history, Dr. Sasha Mullaly. A complementary exhibit on the history of nursing in New Brunswick, currently on loan from the New Brunswick Museum, can now be visited at the Fredericton Region Museum.
The Fredericton Region Museum is a registered charity operated by the York Sunbury Historical Society. The museum seeks to preserve the rich history of central New Brunswick and to educate the public. The museum is open to the public daily from 10am to 5pm until the end of August with off season hours beginning in September.