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Jane Taylor [widow of Captain James Taylor, nee Jane McMechen] writes to Finley concerning her recent illness. Dr. Young has come from West Zanesville to treat her. In addition to the illness, Jane's house is being remodeled, which causes the interior of the building to be cold all the time. Nancy has gone to Dayton to see her sister and will then visit her brother in Louisville, Kentucky, leaving Sarah and David at home to do all the chores. Jane is grateful to Sarah and David for taking such good care of her. Dr. Young is giving her morphine to deal with the intense pain. Jane describes morphine as "one of the greatest blessings ever made known to the human family." Abstract Number - 356
Medicine; Illness; Morphine
Taylor, Jane, "Letter from Jane Taylor to James B. Finley" (1847). Finley Letters. 554.