1772-1820: a rural physician’s patients, their diseases, epidemics, treatments

Author talk with Dr. Kahn: ‘The Unpublished Work of Jeremiah Barker’

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On April 26, 2021, at 2 p.m., the Jackson Memorial Library will host an author talk with Dr. Richard Kahn, via ZOOM.

“Dr. Kahn is a beloved volunteer at the library, but before coming to us, spent decades as a physician in the Rockland and Augusta areas,” said JML, in a news release.

He has a deep interest in medical history, leading him to the twenty year project of publishing and researching the manuscript of Jeremiah Barker.

Barker practiced in Maine 200 years ago, writing his discoveries and hypothesis about diseases common in that era. Diseases in the District of Maine 1772-1820: The Unpublished Work of Jeremiah Barker, a Rural Physician in New England is the story of his patients, their diseases, epidemics, and treatments. It provides insight into the life of a rural physician in an age lacking easy access to current medical literature.

After discussing the book, Dr. Kahn will compare and contrast medicine 200 years ago with medicine today.

To register for the program and get the ZOOM link, email administrator@jacksonmemoriallibrary.org, or call 372-8961.

Event Date: 

Mon, 04/26/2021 - 2:00pm

Event Location: 

Zoom