CHAPTER IV: Early Jamaican Health Care

Golding, John
January 1994
Ascent to Mona as Illustrated by a Short History of Jamaican Med;1994, p28
Book Chapter
Chapter 4 of the book "Ascent to Mona As Illustrated by a Short History of Jamaican Medical Care" is presented. It discusses the history of early medicine in Jamaica, which can be considered to have begun in 1687 when Doctor Hans Sloane arrived in the island. It mentions the medical contributions of Doctors Benjamin Moseley and Doctor Thomas Dancer, who practiced in the island. It discusses the role played by Mary Seacole known as a herbalist and doctress in the development of nursing care.


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