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Why did doctors ‘bleed’ and ‘purge’ their patients in the 19th century? Why are the houses on the tops of hills in Hobart and Launceston generally bigger and more expensive than the ones at the bottom? When did people become aware of ‘germs’ as the cause of disease?

The objects in this display explore how ideas about illness, wellness and the human body and mind fundamentally changed in the 19th century.

"Miasmas, Humours and Germ Theory" is one of our curated displays.

Miasmas, Humours and Germ Theory

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