Mar 19, 2011

A peek into 19th century health care

(YDR) Dr. Benjamin F. Porter was a Chanceford Township physician from 1855 until his death in 1886. A few years ago his great-granddaughter donated two of his ledgers, covering 1870 to 1886, to the York County Heritage Trust Library/Archives. They give a fascinating glimpse into the interaction between a 19th century country doctor and his patients. Continued

Photo: Sign in front of doctor's office, symbol of the horse and buggy doctor (Library of Congress).