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Sawbones By: Devonna Edwards

Devonna Edwards, author of “The Little Dutch Village” has penned another historical book. Her newest book “Sawbones” covers all hospitals and related institutions, for physical and mental health from the earliest hospital ship in 1749, to include all regular and temporary ( e.g. Halifax Explosion, Epidemics and Wartime hospitals) and institutions for handicapped, mentally ill, including prisons, children’s hospitals, adult public and private and military hospitals, MDS, nursing. medicines, contagious diseases past present and future.

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