Centuries of Sharon medicine in show

Susan Shepard, above, is guest co-curator with Marge Smith of an exhibit at the Sharon Historical Society on the history of medicine in Sharon. Photo by Debra A. Aleksinas

SHARON — Medicine has been a big part of the community since Dr. Simeon Smith arrived in Sharon  in 1756 to focus on the controversial smallpox inoculation and on the professionalism of medical practitioners. 

The latest exhibit at the Sharon Historical Society explores three still-relevant medical controversies through the lens of time and local stories: vaccination, immunotherapy and physician gender equality.

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