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'The Doctor is In' in Elk Grove

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  • Lean about the history of medicine in Elk Grove at the Elk Grove Historical Museum's newest exhibit "The Doctor is In," now on display through May.

      Lean about the history of medicine in Elk Grove at the Elk Grove Historical Museum's newest exhibit "The Doctor is In," now on display through May.
    Courtesy Elk Grove Park District

 
Submitted by Diane Malinowski, Elk Grove Park District

Drop by to view the museum's newest exhibit, "The Doctor is In," which documents the history of medicine in Elk Grove.

The story begins in the 1830s with Dr. Frederick Miner and concludes with the construction of Alexian Brothers Medical Center in the 1960s.

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Learn about local physicians, common illnesses, quack medicine and home remedies. View a reconstructed sick room in the historic farmhouse, herbs in the four-square garden and a doctor's surrey in the barn.

The exhibit is open March through August, admission is free. Drop-in hours March to May are 2:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays and 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays. This exhibit and programming is funded by Alexian Brothers Medical Center and by a grant from the Elk Grove Parks Foundation.

The Elk Grove Historical Museum is located at 399 Biesterfield Road in Elk Grove Village. For additional information on hours and programming call (847) 439-3994 or visit elkgroveparks.org/museumcampus.asp.

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