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Hospital Today


Show 1072 Jefferson and Medicine (4-13-14) President Jefferson speaks about medicine during his time and a letter he wrote to Caspar Wistar in 1807. Read the full text of the letter HERE

Treats Himself


For more about Jefferson and medicine, read Bruce Pitt's reports from Paris HERE.

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Sarah's View: Gardening Journal

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Lewis Book

The Character of Meriwether Lewis:
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by Clay Jenkinson

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