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From Sawbones to Specialists

On this fascinating walk, discover how developments in scientific and medical knowledge have influenced the treatment of patients and their ailments from colonial times to the present day.

When: Sunday, August 18 2019. 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
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Where: Parramatta Heritage and Visitor Information Centre
346a Church Street, Parramatta, NSW, 2150
Topic: Health and medical
Cost: $10
Bookings: 02 8839 3311
discoverparramatta@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au
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Join us as we time-travel through the evolution of Australian medicine, from colonial times – when the convict hospital caused more illness than it cured – to the cutting-edge treatments of today.

Discover how advances in scientific and medical knowledge have influenced the treatment of patients and their ailments since pre-settlement, and the early days of the colony, through to the current time. Along the way there were some decidedly odd developments!

This walking tour will visit Aboriginal lands, along with the sites of the Colonial Hospitals, Estella Private (Maternity) Hospital, the George Street and Macquarie Street Asylums and the Parramatta District Hospital.

It will unearth the surprising advances made by local medical practitioners which improved the treatment of ailments and the survival of patients.

Contact details:

Visitor Information Centre Parramatta
City of Parramatta
Email: skennedy@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au
Phone: 02 8839 3311

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