Dave Downs presents his "Quack Medicine Show" on January 16th

Your chance to see an Electric Magneto Nervous Machine
Dave Downs in action. Photo courtesy of HSOY.

The Historical Society of Old Yarmouth (HSOY) presents Dave Downs with his “Quack Medicine Show” on Sunday, January 16, 2011, at 2 pm at the Yarmouth Port Fire Station Community Room, Route 6A, Yarmouth Port.

Have you ever seen an Electric Magneto Nervous Machine?  Step back in time.  Learn how the monaural stethoscope was invented. Discover why the “ear cone” was placed in the ear and then set ablaze!  Dave Downs has assembled a unique and fascinating collection of antique medical and surgical instruments for your enjoyment.  Always entertaining and enlightening, Downs acquaints his audience with extraordinary medical techniques practiced during the 18th and 19th century.

Admission is $5.00 per person. Call for reservations at the HSOY 508-362-3021.

Courtesy of HSOY.

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