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Saturday, July 7, 2012
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Dr. Harriot K. Hunt Visits the Shakers

On this day in 1848, Dr. Harriot K. Hunt of Boston, one of the nation's first female physicians, made a visit to the Shaker community in Harvard. She found much to her liking. There were male and female healers, and they were highly skilled in the homeopathic medicine she herself practiced. They used herbal remedies, water cures, careful hygiene, and...
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