Monday, February 28, 2011

1862 Sarah Chandler Blain (3705) Medical Treatments:

A series of letters to and from Sarah during the latter half of 1862 note that she is undergoing medical treatments in Granville, Licking County, Ohio. Granville is located east of Columbus. Sarah is staying at the Dilley House and is under the care of a Doctor Bancroft.

Ohio Historical Society records note a Dr. Bancroft practicing in Granville at this time who is noted for his water cure. Society documents provide information on Dr. Bancroft and the water cure he administered. Sarah’s letters discuss the cure, and a scrap of paper seems to be a prescription for Sarah’s daily bath treatment. According to details provided by Sarah, diet and exercise are a vital component of her treatment.

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