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Photo Source: Wikipedia (November 2011)
Dr. Ammi Mitchell House: This beautiful Federal style house was built around 1801 for Dr. Ammi Mitchell, who was a prominent Yarmouth physician and representative to the Massachusetts legislature. Remember, Maine didn’t become a state until 1820, many years after this house was built! Following Mitchell’s ownership, another well-known local doctor, Dr. Eleazar Burbank, owned this house. Look for balance and symmetry in the façade of this house. Those qualities, plus the hipped roof and the elegance of the detailing around the door and windows, are hallmarks of the Federal style in American architecture.
Fun fact: The rounded window above the door is called a fanlight. In addition to serving as a beautiful decorative element, it also allows more natural light into the central hall.
- Coss’ The Fever of 1721: The Epidemic That Revolutionized Medicine and American Politics (2016) – MML has 1 copy; 6 more copies in Minerva
- Pickover’s The Medical Book: From Witch Doctors to Robot Surgeons: 250 Milestones in the History of Medicine (2012) – no copy at MML, but available in 3 Minerva libraries
- Porter’s Blood and Guts: A Short History of Medicine (2003) – no copy at MML, but available in 3 Minerva libraries
- Younker’s Bleed, Blister, Puke, and Purge: The Dirty Secrets Behind Early American Medicine (2016) – MML has 1 copy; 2 more copies in Minerva
- Farndon’s Strange Medicine: A History of Medical Remedies (2017) – no copy at MML, but available in 2 Minerva libraries
- Kudlinski’s Boy Were We Wrong About the Human Body! (2015) – no copy at MML, but available in 5 Minerva libraries
- Storring’s A Doctor’s Life: A Visual History of Doctors and Nurses Through the Ages (1998) – no copy at MML, but available in 3 Minerva libraries