Texas Plains Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Snyder: Snyder: “Mad Medicine” Exhibit at the Scurry County Museum

September 24, 2012 - 1:30pm to October 20, 2012 - 1:30pm

In the 1800s it was widely believed that drinking gin cured stomach problems, eating sugar cubes soaked in kerosene was a way to treat rheumatism, and swallowing tapeworms was a healthy way to lose weight. As crazy as those cures might sound, some people even thought that they could revive a drowning victim with tobacco smoke! Get in the Halloween spirit early by visiting “Mad Medicine” at the Scurry County Museum from September 18th through October 20th. See shocking surgery, disgusting dentistry, poisonous prescriptions, and terrifying tools. Learn about the history of medicine from ancient times to the present and the Museum Store gives you the opportunity to purchase your very own “Mad Medicine Kit” featuring kid-friendly experiments. For more information go to


  • 6200 College Ave.
  • Snyder, Texas
  • 79549


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