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Spotlight Tour: Amputation Kit

Cabot House 117 Cabot Street, Beverly, MA, United States

Get the inside story on objects or historical events with these individual Spotlight Tours. These tours are casual 15-minute conversations that take place throughout the month. Topics change regularly but may include visitor favorites or an object you have not explored yet! The Civil War era amputation kit has a mahogany case and was probably […]


Spotlight Tour: Joshua Fisher Medicine Chest

Cabot House 117 Cabot Street, Beverly, MA, United States

What happened if you got sick at sea during the eighteenth century? Stop by the Cabot House and learn about medicine chests that were kept aboard ships and how they were used. Spotlight tours are short, focused talks that are free with admission.

Spider Web, Dragon Oil & Borax: the History of 18th c. Medicine

This lecture will examine the work of Robert Rantoul and his apothecary while exploring the use of herbal and exotic remedies, poisons, and many other unusual and interesting tonics, potions, lotions, and medicines. Learn about some of the ailments afflicting Beverly residents in the past such as dysentery, dropsy, and bilious while finding out about […]