The History of Appanoose County, Iowa; Containing a History of the County, Its Cities, Towns, &C., a Biographical Directory of Citizens, War Record of Its Volunteers in the Late Rebellion, General and Local Statistics, Portraits of Early

The History of Appanoose County, Iowa; Containing a History of the County, Its Cities, Towns, &C., a Biographical Directory of Citizens, War Record of Its Volunteers in the Late Rebellion, General and Local Statistics, Portraits of Early

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ...in their calling; the latter was a botanic practitioner. And here Mr. Stratton should not be forgotten, who had been familiar with malarial diseases and fevers for many years, and had been employed three months, in a hospital in the war of 1812. This gentlemen administered medicine whenever called upon, and exhausted the supply he had brought from Missouri. He was himself attacked by a bad form of bilious fever. Being out of medicine, and having some doubts of the skill of the other practitioners, he sent for a doctor from Davis County, whose treatment, he says, nearly killed him. Mr. Stratton relates that a year or two after Centerville had started, he saw the four doctors named above talking together on the public square, one of whom beckoned to him to join them. He went to them, when one of the number remarked that there was a good deal of sickness prevailing, and asked his opinion as to the best methods of treatment. Divining their evident intention to have some fun at his expense, he said that he made no pretensions to medical skill, but could add that there was not knowledge enough on the subject there present to furnish a first-class quack. This put an effectual damper on the interview, for every one of the other doctors took his speech as an affront. It is said that Dr. Pewther was once summoned in haste to attend a case a few miles west of Centerville. This was an interesting occasion in the family, and several neighboring women were spending the evening with the patient, who, very probably, would have survived without a physician's care. Dr. Pewther had not been acquainted with the nature of the illness, and as soon as he entered his eyes fell upon an iron wedge, which he seized, and then sat down on the hearth. Drawing his...show more

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  • Paperback | 322 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 576g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236893964
  • 9781236893963