Public Health Museum

Public Health Museum America's First Public Health Museum. Open Wednesdays and Thursdays 10-2. Also open first Sat. of the month, and by appointment. Free parking. Sign up for the monthly enews with public health announcements and resources.
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The Public Health Museum is a non-profit educational and cultural museum dedicated to preserving artifacts and records of our nation's history in public health. The Museum also serves as a resource to the community educating and exploring public health initiatives that address current health issues. Since 1994, the museum has been open to the public and has received a wide range of interest in viewing exhibitions on varying themes related to Public Health and related issues. The Museum is home to a valuable collection of objects and documents that chart the history of public health in America, and the story of Tewksbury Hospital and its role in the history of public health in the state of Massachusetts. The hospital was started as an almshouse in 1854 and has provided care for the indigent and underprivileged populations of Massachusetts. The exhibition space illustrates the example of the history of Tewksbury Hospital on which the museum resides in addition to small exhibits on topic such as; Pioneers of Public Health in Massachusetts, history of Tuberculosis Sanitariums, history of Polio, Patent Medicines, Food Supply Safety and Testing, Eradication of Smallpox, and early treatment of Mental Health Disorders. Visitors also learn about early hospital practice and treatment of patients and history of nursing programs.

https://www.nashuariverwatershed.org/what-we-do/protect-water-and-land/rx-water-quality/pharmaceutical-disposal.html Pub...
05/25/2020

https://www.nashuariverwatershed.org/what-we-do/protect-water-and-land/rx-water-quality/pharmaceutical-disposal.html



Public Health :Medicines flushed down the drain or disposed of in our landfills can contaminate our lakes and streams, which can hurt fish and other aquatic wildlife, and may end up in our drinking water.
Did you know?
• Wastewater treatment plants and septic systems are not designed to remove these contaminants.
• Some medications, such as hormones and antidepressants, include endocrine disrupting compounds (EDCs), which interfere with the reproduction and normal growth of many aquatic species, such as frogs and fish.

Lessons Learned From The Ebola Epidemic with Dr. Steven HatchMonday, May 18, 7pmDr. Steven Hatch, an infectious disease ...
05/18/2020
VIRTUAL PROGRAM: Lessons Learned From The Ebola Epidemic with Dr. Steven Hatch

Lessons Learned From The Ebola Epidemic with Dr. Steven Hatch
Monday, May 18, 7pm

Dr. Steven Hatch, an infectious disease specialist, will share his experiences combatting the Ebola epidemic in Liberia in 2013-2014. His extraordinary efforts were highlighted on 60 Minutes, CNN with Anderson Cooper, the New York Times, NPR, and elsewhere. He wrote about his time in Liberia in his memoir, "Inferno: A Doctor's Ebola Story." Hatch will also discuss how lessons learned from Ebola outbreak will help us with the current COVID-19 pandemic.

About Steven: Dr. Steven Hatch is an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, specializing in infectious disease and immunology. In 2013-2014, Dr. Hatch lived and worked in Liberia as one of the few Western doctors fighting the Ebola epidemic. Hatch is also the author of "Snowball in a Blizzard: A Physician's Note on Uncertainty in Medicine" and "Blind Man's Marathon."

Sponsored by the Friends of the Tewksbury Public Library.

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A VIRTUAL PROGRAM THAT WILL TAKE PLACE VIA ZOOM. Registrants will receive a link to access the Zoom Meeting via email. Registration: http://ow.ly/VNtc50zjp1g

**PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A VIRTUAL PROGRAM THAT WILL TAKE PLACE VIA ZOOM. Registrants will receive a link to access the Zoom Meeting via email.** Dr . Registration required.

Celebrating a birthday this week.....Florence Nightingale.  https://www.library.ucla.edu/blog/special/2020/05/11/happy-b...
05/13/2020
Happy Birthday, Florence Nightingale | Library Special Collections Blog | UCLA Library

Celebrating a birthday this week.....Florence Nightingale. https://www.library.ucla.edu/blog/special/2020/05/11/happy-birthday-florence-nightingale

Happy Birthday, Florence Nightingale By Caroline Cubé on Mon, 2020-05-11 12:58 In celebration of the bicentenary of nursing educator Florence Nightingale (12 May 1820 – 13 August 1910), we offer some Nightingaleiana from UCLA Library Special Collections. by Russell A. Johnson Curator for History ...

Forty years ago, on May 8, 1980, the 33rd World Health Assembly officially declared the world free of smallpox.  The onl...
05/08/2020

Forty years ago, on May 8, 1980, the 33rd World Health Assembly officially declared the world free of smallpox. The only human infectious disease successfully eradicated.
https://www.who.int/csr/disease/smallpox/en/

From Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening: Our second #COVID19 Infographic, "How Do Coronavirus Diagnostic Te...
05/06/2020
COVID-19 Infographic Resources

From Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening: Our second #COVID19 Infographic, "How Do Coronavirus Diagnostic Tests Work?" explains blood-derived and virus-derived testing, how each test is conducted as well as the pros and cons of each.

SLAS has created a series of infographics to help explain the technical and often complex terms discussed during the COVID-19 pandemic. These infographics will help illustrate, in very basic terms, the scientific research beh

Public health has never been more squarely placed in the public’s consciousness than during this unprecedented crisis of...
05/01/2020

Public health has never been more squarely placed in the public’s consciousness than during this unprecedented crisis of human health. Every day, public health professionals have been putting their training and expertise to work for each and every one of us in labs, data centers, hospitals, testing centers, nursing homes, shelters, and on the streets. I ask you to join me in thanking them for their dedication, selflessness and sacrifice as we all navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wash your hands. Toilet paper shortages. Did you know that the evolution of the bathroom as we know it has its roots in ...
04/24/2020
How Infectious Disease Defined the American Bathroom

Wash your hands. Toilet paper shortages. Did you know that the evolution of the bathroom as we know it has its roots in public health? Read this fascinating article and enjoy the glorious pictures.

https://www.citylab.com/design/2020/04/bathroom-home-design-history-disease-hygiene-coronavirus/609745/

Cholera and tuberculosis outbreaks transformed the design and technology of the home bathroom. Will Covid-19 inspire a new wave of hygiene innovation?

April 22- 50th Anniversary of Earth DayEarth Day is online this year. The environment and public health are inextricably...
04/22/2020

April 22- 50th Anniversary of Earth Day
Earth Day is online this year. The environment and public health are inextricably intertwined. On this day, the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, think about ways you help the planet right in your own home.

https://www.earthday.org/earth-day-2020/

Thank a hospital worker, volunteer, public health worker, first responder, and all essential workers who are getting us ...
04/10/2020

Thank a hospital worker, volunteer, public health worker, first responder, and all essential workers who are getting us through this pandemic. #COVID19 #nurse #NPHW @nphw

National Public Health Week Student Day: Get involvedFor students about to graduate into an uncertain future, now's a gr...
04/09/2020

National Public Health Week Student Day: Get involved
For students about to graduate into an uncertain future, now's a great time to hear from early- and mid-career professionals and ask them "How'd you get that job?" Join APHA and students from Howard University at 5 p.m. ET on Thursday, April 9, for a live, interactive conversation: "How to Get Hired After Graduation!" RSVP for the conversation here.
@nphw

National Public Health Week Twitter Chat   APHA is hosting its tenth annual National Public Health Week Twitter Chat on ...
04/08/2020
National Public Health Week Twitter Chat

National Public Health Week Twitter Chat
APHA is hosting its tenth annual National Public Health Week Twitter Chat on Wednesday, April 8 at 2 p.m. ET. Chat about all things public health, celebrate everything public health has accomplished and talk about where the movement is going. Make sure you follow @NPHW on Twitter and use #NPHWchat.

Please share this link, and make sure your Twitter account has RSVP'ed as well: https://www.twtvite.com/yleqzpythc
@nphw

Wed, Apr 8 @ 2pm at |

Each day of National Public Health Week focuses on a different public health topic. Since we can’t provide our normal pr...
04/06/2020

Each day of National Public Health Week focuses on a different public health topic.
Since we can’t provide our normal programming, we are pleased to share information from the American Public Health Association. http://www.nphw.org/nphw-2020 @nphw

Not unlike the COVID-19 pandemic, the polio crusade was a time when Americans banded together to conquer a terrible dise...
03/30/2020
The Polio Crusade | American Experience | PBS

Not unlike the COVID-19 pandemic, the polio crusade was a time when Americans banded together to conquer a terrible disease. Tune in to PBS Tuesday, March 31st at 8:00 PM (please check local listings to confirm) to watch the The Polio Crusade. https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/polio/

The story of the polio crusade pays tribute to a time when Americans banded together to conquer a terrible disease. The medical breakthrough saved countless lives and had a pervasive impact on American philanthropy that continues to be felt today.

Bored and stressed while at home?  Work out that stress while keeping physical distance from others – go for a walk or s...
03/30/2020

Bored and stressed while at home? Work out that stress while keeping physical distance from others – go for a walk or stream your favorite workout online. #PhysicalDistance #StayAtHome #COVID19

Stay up to date with the latest guidelines. https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
03/19/2020
Coronavirus

Stay up to date with the latest guidelines. https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

On 31 December 2019, WHO was informed of a cluster of cases of pneumonia of unknown cause detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province of China. WHO is closely monitoring this event and is in active communication with counterparts in China. In line with standard protocols for any public health event, an i...

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03/17/2020

Timeline Photos

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03/13/2020

In the interest of prioritizing the safety of our visitors, staff, and volunteers, reducing the number of people on campus and slowing the opportunity for transmission of the Coronavirus, the museum is closing to the public, at the end of business on March 13th 2020 until further notice. This is in alignment with the closing of many other Boston-area public museums.

Over the next few weeks we will be assessing the situation and reviewing options for when we will be able to re-open to the public.

We appreciate your understanding as we do our part to mitigate the spread of the virus in our community.

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365 East St
Tewksbury, MA
01876

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Wednesday 10:00 - 14:00
Thursday 10:00 - 14:00

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(978) 851-7321

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Occupational Health Nurses - Kim Begin, Sandy Guilfoyle, Nancy Clover, Kathy Mancini, Mary Taschner at the Tewksbury Library for a presentation on Clara Barton, the Red Cross and the Pandemic Flu of 1918. Great program sponsored by the Public Health Museum.
Here's the link to Digitized Almshouse Intake Records [1854-1884]