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Doctor's Box

Date: Identifier: Historic Hope Plantation
Doctors in rural areas like Bertie County traveled widely to care for patients. These doctors rarely went to a medical college in the 1800s. Instead, they trained as apprentices with more experienced physicians. Doctor's fees were expensive too. Most people didn't call for a doctor unless a case was critical, during childbirth for example. Instead they frequently relied on their own books and medicines, as well as folk remedies, when family members or slaves were sick. more...
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