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  • 2. Bedford Brown, Tar Healer by Krochmal, Connie
     
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    Bedford Brown was born January 17, 1825, in Caswell County. He studied medicine at Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky, and spent several years in Virginia building a fine reputation as a physician before moving back to Yanceyville. In 1861, he became chief surgeon for the Confederate States training camp at Weldon and was appointed inspector of hospitals and camps in the Confederate Army. After the Civil War, he returned to Alexandria, Virginia, where he was a distinguished member of the Southern Surgical and Gynecological Association, as well as a member of the Virginia Board of Medical Examiners. Throughout his career he wrote several papers on disease and used his own techniques to work on healing diphtheria, meningitis, pneumonia, and other diseases. In 1896, he was elected president of the Virginia Medical Society. He died a year later at his home in Virginia.
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  • 5. Dr. George Hatem by Kammerer, Roger
     
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    George Hatem, the son of poor Lebanese immigrants, moved with his family from Buffalo, NY to Greenville in the 1920s. Attending local high school and U.N.C. Chapel Hill, George studied to become a doctor. With the coming of the depression and its resulting lack of jobs for those in the medical profession, George went to Lebanon to attend medical school at the American University in Beirut. Following his graduation from both American University and the University of Geneva in Switzerland, Dr. Hatem traveled to China where he helped in the eradication of venereal disease in Shanghai and Beijing. During the Communist Revolution, he examined and made acquaintance with Mao Tse - tung, who made Hatem an advisor to the Chinese Ministry of Public Health. Over the next 55 years, Dr. Hatem made China his home, returning occasionally to Greenville to visit with family and friends. Through his efforts to eradicate venereal disease and leprosy in China, he was the recipient of several awards including the Albert Lasker Public Service Award. Dr. George Hatem died in 1988 in Beijing following a ten - year battle with cancer.
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