Early Medical Discoveries

Early Medical Discoveries (HMBDM)

Location: Williamsburg, VA 23185
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 12.18', W 76° 45.288'

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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.
Placed ByColonial National Historic Park
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Date Added Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 5:42pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 344274 N 4118834
Decimal Degrees37.20300000, -76.75480000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 12.18', W 76° 45.288'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 12' 10.80" N, 76° 45' 17.28" W
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Area Code(s)757, 202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1670 Unnamed Road, Williamsburg VA 23185, US
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