Jamestown in James City County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Early Medical Discoveries
Dr. Lawrence Bohun arrived at Jamestown in June of 1610, and stayed until the spring of 1611. Colonists spoke of a “seasoning time” in which newcomers passed through successive epidemics, such as typhoid, dysentery, and influenza.
Bohun experimented with native plants, herbs, extracts, and minerals, seeking remedies for distresses of the Old World and the New.
Erected by Colonial National Historic Park.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Colonial Era. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1610.
Location. 37° 12.18′ N, 76° 45.288′ W. Marker is in Jamestown, Virginia, in James City County. Marker is on Loop Drive, on the left when traveling east. Marker is on Jamestown Island, along the Loop Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jamestown VA 23081, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The “Island House” (approx. ¼ mile away); Harvesting Ice (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bowl, Pot, and PipeSilk Worn and Silk Spun (approx. 0.4 miles away); Virginia’s Vintage (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Hardwood Harvest (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Golden Weed (approx. 0.7 miles away); Excellent Good Timber (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jamestown.
More about this marker. The top of the marker features a picture of Dr. Lawrence Bohun examining the local flora in his search for medicinal plants.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Take a virtual tour of markers located along the Loop Drive on Jamestown Island.
Also see . . .
1. Island Loop Drive. Colonial National Historic Park from National Park Service website. (Submitted on March 27, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
2. Historic Jamestowne. Historic Jamestowne is the site of the first permanent English settlement in America. The site is jointly administered by APVA Preservation Virginia and the National Park Service. (Submitted on March 27, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 27, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 703 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 27, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.