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Dr. Henry Wilkins [1767-1847, author of revised version of John Wesley's Primitive Physic for an American audience, The Family Adviser, first edition 1793] writes to Finley concerning medicine among the Wyandots. Do they use medicine or prescribe drugs? What are the diseases they suffer? Is their medical knowledge learned from ancestors or from Europeans? If they do have effective medicines, Wilkins wants to know about it. He writes that prevention is always better than trying to cure a disease. He provides advice on prevention (bark, bitters, calomel, etc.) and medical recipes. Abstract Number - 681
Wyandot Mission Letters; Medicine; Health; Drugs
Wilkins, Henry, "Letter from Henry Wilkins to James B. Finley" (1823). Finley Letters. 775.