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Tonics and Tools of Medicine
Thursday, November 29, 2018 - Friday, August 30, 2019
Old Courthouse Museum

No one likes being sick or hurt. That same sentiment is as true today as it was in the late 1800s. The early settlers of Sioux Falls were no different, but they had a much different outlook on their health than we do today. The people of the nineteenth century relied on doctors, drugstores, and some home remedies to get better. What has changed are the ways they operated. Doctors promoted themselves as versatile experts in multiple fields, and drugstores were local one-stop shopping places for prescriptions and ingredients for home remedies. Without twenty-first century technology, early medical professionals relied on basic tools and different practices to treat their patients. Though the technologies and practices have changed in the medical field, some methods have remained the same. Enjoy examining early Sioux Falls medicine and the instruments that helped keep its citizens healthy.