Dr.Baker’s “Treatise on Congestive Fever

Another exclusive Village Museum publication! This is Dr.Baker’s “Treatise on Congestive Fever”, submitted to the Dean and Faculty of the Medical College of the State of SC- his doctoral thesis- in 1847.
Dr. Baker moved his family to a cottage on the South Santee River in the 1850s.
One wonders if the mosquitoes were as prolific then as now...