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Published: 18 August 2020

568 Pages

6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190053253

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Diseases in the District of Maine 1772 - 1820

The Unpublished Work of Jeremiah Barker, a Rural Physician in New England

Richard J. Kahn

  • Rare, unpublished manuscript from 200 years ago, a full description of a rural medical practice, with emphasis on mental illness, epidemic disease, consumption, and more
  • Insight into the life of a rural physician and the disease encountered and the treatments that were available
  • Emphasis on medical literature: an unusual account of the difficulty of obtaining current medical literature, particularly of US origin, and of the importance of adding to it during a period of change

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