Health In Early Twentieth-Century Fort Davis, Texas
Author(s): Alyssa R Scott
Changing ideas about health can have important impacts regarding identity and the formation of a sense of place. Fort Davis, Texas, was increasingly advertised as a health destination during the early twentieth-century. Artifacts such as medicine bottles can give insight into social changes in health and medicine at a time when understandings of health and medicine were rapidly transforming. These changes intersect with important social movements which occurred at around this time, including increased interest in exercise, the outdoors, and hygiene. This presentation investigates changes in health practices based on an assemblage of artifacts excavated from Fort Davis, Texas, in relation to larger social movements in health and medicine.
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Health In Early Twentieth-Century Fort Davis, Texas. Alyssa R Scott. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Fort Worth, TX. 2017 ( tDAR id: 435677)
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