Potsdam publishing company to print book on history of medicine in North Country
Friday, March 24, 2017 - 6:00 am

POTSDAM — Potsdam publishing company Lexingford Publishing LLC will print a book about the history of medicine in the North Country.

The book, written by Jeffrey M. Garvey, is called Work of the Highest Charity: A History of Medicine in New York’s North Country 1800-2000.

Garvey is the director if library services and archives at Samaritan Medical Center in Watertown.

Garvey’s documented work tells the story of the progress of medicine, physicians, and other health providers in Northern New York, with special focus on St. Lawrence, Jefferson, and Lewis counties.

Through the book readers will learn about the visionaries, personalities, caregivers, institutions, inventors and medical experimenters who brought, for example, chloroform into the operating room, a practical thermometer into the sickroom, and the art of triage onto the battlefield.

The book took a decade of research and writing.

More info: http://www.lexingfordpublishingllc.com/.