Newport is a city known for firsts. Between 1755-1756, the first anatomical and surgical lectures in the Colonies were presented by Dr. William Hunter at the Colony House.
On Thursday January 19, 2023, at 5:30pm, the Newport Historical Society will host the talk “Cure What Ails You”: An 18th Century Living History Lecture with living historian Sean O’Brien.
During this in-person program, Sean will portray Dr. William Hunter and recreate an 18th century medical lecture as if it’s Newport in the 1750s. Presented through first person historical interpretation, Dr. Hunter will share insight on the latest medical knowledge from England while discussing remedies and cures that are available at his apothecary shop.