Biography of Ephraim McDowell, M.D Volume 2

Biography of Ephraim McDowell, M.D Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...does all this come from our labors? Is this magnificent city, New York, the like of which we never saw nor heard of on either continent, is this but an offshoot from Plymouth Rock?'" "Juis jam locus... Juae regis in terris nostri non plena laboris." Dr. Brewster, although young in years, is old in the experience of her profession, and has won an enviable name as a successful operator. She is of commanding size and striking appearance. She has a warm, impulsive nature, and a cordial manner. These characteristics she rightfully inherits from her distinguished ancestors. GEORGE BETTON MASSEY, M.D., PHILADELPHIA, PA. Dr. George Betton Massev was born near the village of Massey in Kent County, Maryland, November 15,1856, his ancestors having been people of prominence in that part of the State for nearly two hundred years. Since by intermarriage his father was descended from all four sons of the founder of the family, who settled in Maryland in 1714, he may be said to be of distinctly American parentage, as well as a sharer with the younger Darwin in the disputed advantages of restricted heredity. His early education was mainly gained under the guidance of an intellectual mother, nee Betton, of Tallahassee, Fla., assisted by governesses, under whose stimulus an early love of scientific subjects was developed. The close of the war made profound changes in this slave-holding section, resulting in the subject of this sketch seeking occupation and further opportunities for self-education as teacher in a country school in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, while yet a month was wanting to the completion of his sixteenth year. The disciplinary qualities necessary to success in this field being but slightly developed, it was abandoned at the end of...show more

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  • Paperback | 132 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 249g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236631676
  • 9781236631671