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Pioneer Life in Kentucky a Series of Reminiscential Letters (Paperback) Loot Price: R377
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Pioneer Life in Kentucky a Series of Reminiscential Letters (Paperback): Daniel Drake
Pioneer Life in Kentucky a Series of Reminiscential Letters (Paperback): Daniel Drake

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Pioneer Life in Kentucky a Series of Reminiscential Letters (Paperback)

Daniel Drake

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1870. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF DANIEL DRAKE, M. D. The life whose first fifteen years are depicted in this volume, was one of devotion to science under many difficulties and with many drawbacks. It was one, also, which surmounted those obstacles and achieved success and distinction. The lesson of patience and perseverance learned in his childhood and youth in the wilds of the " Dark and Bloody Ground" molded that life. With him who learned it, as recounted in the Letters now made public, labor was not more a destiny than a choice, and the pursuit of knowledge not less a desire than a necessity. Par back in my childhood's memories are recollections of his protracted study, his keen and constant observation, his intense search of knowledge through men and books. One of the most distinct impressions left upon me by recollections extending through more than a third of a century prior to his death, is, that he sought knowledge for its own sake and for the good it enabled him to do, rather than for the profit it brought to himself. Prom my earliest memory to the close of his distinguished career, a broad public spirit inspired his actions; too much so, oftentimes, for his personal benefit. Had he lived more selfishly, the occasion for this prefatory memoir in connection with these letters, might not have existed. An extended memoir of Doctor Drake, by Edward D. Mansfield, having been published in 1855, I shall confine myself principally to references to his professional and public life, rather than to details of his personal history. To obtain any just view of his professional and public character and of the obstacles to improvement which he met and overcame, we should know something of what Cincinnati was when he, in December, 1800, became a student of medicine there. It was...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Daniel Drake
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 76
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-92751-5
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-150-92751-8
Barcode: 9781150927515

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