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Early Recollections of Newport, R. I.; From the Year 1793 to 1811 (Paperback) Loot Price: R418
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Early Recollections of Newport, R. I.; From the Year 1793 to 1811 (Paperback): George Gibbs Channing

Early Recollections of Newport, R. I.; From the Year 1793 to 1811 (Paperback)

George Gibbs Channing

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1868. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... EARLY RECOLLECTIONS. CHAPTER I. CHILDHOOD. "This fond attachment to the well-known place, Whence first we started into life's long race, Maintains its hold with such unfailing sway, We feel it even in age, and at our latest day.* TV TY earliest recollection is of a Small-pox Hospital, established at Conanicut, a small island west of Newport, about eight miles in length and one in breadth, and hid from the centre of the town by Fort Wolcott, named in honor of Oliver Wolcott. He was a brave man through the Revolutionary War, a member of Congress, and a signer of the Declaration of Independence. I was but three and a half years old when taken by my father on board a ferry-boat lying at Ferry Wharf, and conveyed to the island, there to be inoculated with small-pox virus. Of course, I was too young to understand the controversy, both publie and private, which raged at the time, in consequence of the daring proposition made by Dr. Isaac Senter, to open so dangerous an establishment; but the doctor's great medical reputation, and all but universal popularity, overcame the opposition; and the hospital very soon was in full operation. Excellent nurses were obtained; and the work assigned to them was indeed very burdensome, more so on account of the constant care of so many children. I have a perfect recollection of the skinless arms and hands of the patients, which were daily exhibited for the inspection of the physician. Many were very sick; but all recovered. The usual precautions were taken, by the free use of disinfecting agents, to prevent any ill effects, when communication should be renewed between the island and the town. I very well recollect how suffocating was the process, when I was held over a rosin-pan to be smoked. I also remember how excited I be...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: George Gibbs Channing
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 50
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-88277-7
Categories: Books > Humanities > History > General
Books > History > General
LSN: 1-150-88277-8
Barcode: 9781150882777

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