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Doctor's Laboratory 1759

 
 
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By Michael C. Wilcox, February 22, 2012
1. Doctor's Laboratory 1759 Marker
Inscription. This building served as the workshop for the Bethabara doctors. Hans Martin Kalberlahn, the first doctor in Wachovia, died shortly after the building was completed. He was followed by many capable and dedicated physicians. The doctor served not only the Moravians in Bethabara, but tended the sick and injured of the entire region. In this laboratory, one may have found the doctor tending to minor injuries, performing an operation, or conducting the common practice of blood-letting.

"Our doctor, August Shubert, today performed an operation on an English woman, removing a dangerous growth."

Bethabara Diary, January 4, 1763.
 
Erected by Historic Bethabara Park.
 
Location. 36° 9.27′ N, 80° 17.84′ W. Marker is in Oldtown, North Carolina, in Forsyth County. Marker can be reached from Bethabara Road. Touch for map. Located in Historic Bethabara Park. Marker is in this post office area: Winston Salem NC 27106, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Apothecary Shop 1763 (within shouting distance of this marker); Gemeinhaus 1788 (within shouting distance of this marker); Gemeinhaus (within shouting distance
Doctor's Laboratory 1759 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, February 22, 2012
2. Doctor's Laboratory 1759 Marker
of this marker); Wachovia Settlement (within shouting distance of this marker); Memorial Marker 1806 (within shouting distance of this marker); Bethabara Fort 1756-63 (within shouting distance of this marker); Well 1807 (within shouting distance of this marker); Gemeinhaus 1756 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oldtown.
 
Categories. Colonial EraScience & MedicineSettlements & Settlers
 
Doctor's Laboratory 1759 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, February 22, 2012
3. Doctor's Laboratory 1759 Marker
Doctor's Laboratory 1759 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, February 22, 2012
4. Doctor's Laboratory 1759 Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 13, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 300 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 13, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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