Monday, November 12, 2012

Medical Report October-November 1812

Monday, November 12, 2012
Dagley, Taking Physic 1821
Loretta reports:

Along with the fashion plates I show so often, Ackermann's Repository offered its readers a little of everything, exactly as the full title claims: The Repository of Arts, Literature, Commerce, Manufactures, Fashions and Politics.

Looking over this report of the ailments a physician encountered in 1812, I can't help wondering how it would compare with a month in the life of a primary care physician today.  If you're a doctor and you're reading this, please feel free to enlighten us.

Illustration:  Taking Physic, (medicine), Richard Dagley caricature, 1821.  Courtesy Ancestry Images

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