Texas Forest Trail Region

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

San Augustine: Bloodletting, Leeches, and Laudanum (Lunch and Learn Series)

July 7, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

The program, “Bloodletting, Leeches, and Laudanum” will leave you with a newfound appreciation for modern medicine and your doctor! Medicine in the nineteenth century employed strange and painful treatments, which were more likely to harm you than help you. Learn what techniques and treatments doctors would have performed on San Augustine residents in the 1800s.

As part of the tricentennial celebration commemorating the establishment of Mission Dolores in San Augustine, Mission Dolores State Historic Site will hold similar lunchtime programs once a month throughout 2017, covering a variety of topics related to East Texas history. Our Site Manager, Mick Haven, will present this month’s program. We look forward to seeing you there!

Admission is free and the program will run from 12:00–1:00 p.m. Mission Dolores State Historic Site is currently open Tuesday through Sunday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. For more information, please call 936-275-3815.


  • Mission Dolores State Historic Site
  • 701 S Broadway
  • San Augustine, Texas
  • 75972



  • Free