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American Uprising

Posted by jcmaziquemd on February 6, 2011

" As they moved on to New Orleans, the insurgents set fire to the house of the local doctor. Though a doctor might seem an unlikely target, doctors were often hated figures among slaves. Slave masters employed doctors to manage the health of their slave– a position that put doctors in direct, intimate and often objectionable relationships with slaves.These slave patients often had very different approaches to medicine and healing, involving herbal medicine and traditional practices with which they felt more comfortable.The were wary of white doctors, who were clearly had in mind not their interests but those of their slaveholders.

American Uprising
The Untold Story of America’s Largest Slave Revolt
pt 126
Daniel Rasmussen

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