Apothecary Room

Medicine Cabinet

    Because of their inherited wealth, Frank and Fanny Hall did not have to earn a living as we know it today.  They devoted their lives to community service.  Fanny studied with a local doctor and taught herself nursing and medicine.  An official license to practice medicine was not required in her time. She tended to the poor and elderly who could not afford a regular doctor.  On display in the museum is a cabinet filled with medicines and her equipment:  Her doctor's bag for home visits; inhalers; devices for electrical stimulation; a set of weight scales; chemicals and medicines.  Fanny also patented a skin ointment called Fanoline which she and Frank produced in a workshop in the house and sold to stores from Maine to Ohio. 

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