Death and disease stalked the colony year-round. Over the first 18 years, six of seven residents of Jamestown perished - over 6,000 deaths.
Dr. Lawrence Bohun arrived at Jamestown in June of 1610, and stayed until the spring of 1611. Colonists spoke of a "seasoning time" in which newcomers passed through successive epidemics, such as typhoid, dysentery, and influenza.
Bohun experimented with native plants, herbs, extracts, and minerals, seeking remedies for distresses of the Old World and the New.