Odd leaves from the life of a Louisiana swamp doctor

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Literature House, 1858 - Biography & Autobiography - 203 pages
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In addition to being one of the leading southern humorists of his day, Henry Clay Lewis (1825-1850) also practiced medicine in a backwoods community where he treated masters and slaves as well as hunters and squatters. Odd Leaves from the Life of a Louisiana Swamp Doctor is a collection of Lewis' sketches -- a comic vision of the southern backwoods. Edwin T. Arnold's Introduction places Lewis' writing in the context of his times, discussing his role in the development of southwestern humor as a literary genre and emphasizing Lewis' contribution to southern letters.

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Contents

THE CITY PHYSICIAN versus THE SWAMP DOCTOR Page
21
GETTING ACQUAINTED WITH THE MEDICINES
36
A TIGHT RACE CONStDERIN
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