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Johnson, F. G. "Experiences of a frontier physician"


Experiences of a Frontier Physician: A physician in Douglas County near Lake Nebagamon in the first few years of the 20th century, the author describes treating typhoid epidemics, small pox outbreaks, and lumbering injuries at a time when the medical profession was rapidly transforming. Because the lumber industry was Douglas County’s economic backbone during the early twentieth century, physicians in the area were mainly concerned with aiding and treating laborers in Douglas County’s logging camps. Because of poor insurance and low salaries, doctors in northern Wisconsin often went uncompensated for their services. The article also describes the flu epidemic in the Douglas County region around 1918. (25 pages)

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Citation: Johnson, F. G. "Experiences of a frontier physician" Wisconsin Magazine Of History. Volume: 18 /Issue: 3 (1934-1935)

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