Revolutionary War Surgeon – July 25 2018



Meet the Barber-Surgeon, Joseph La Bolle

Meet and interact with Joseph La Bolle’ ….. French Barber-Surgeon living
in 1758 in the village of Kaskaskia during the French and Indian War. He
then moved to St Louis prior to the Revolutionary War around 1765.

He was commissioned by the King of France to provide medical aid to French
soldiers at Fort de Chartres and the civilians living nearby.

Included in this portrayal are authentic medical and surgical instruments
along with various instruments that were used to begin …bloodletting,
purging, and blistering along with other common medical practices of the

Also, included will be a whole section on dental procedures and tools to
locate and remove those “Bad” teeth with the least pain and discomfort.

All who attend will have the opportunity to ask questions and engage in a
hearty discussion and look over these tools from the 17th and 18th C.

Votre Humble et De’vone’ Serviteur

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