Early settlers in the Adair County area had limited access to expert medical attention. However, the growing frontier of Kentucky saw practitioners of the medical arts—such as they were—set up shop in every town.
Students of medicine would “read medicine” with established doctors and, when the teacher deemed them ready, would go out into their own practice. Some of these doctors were good at their profession, some were not. Most people did their own primitive doctoring, but at times a professional was needed.
Learn more about early medical practitioners at the next meeting of the Adair County Genealogical Society—Monday, February 5th at 5pm CT at the Adair Genealogy & History Research Center.
Sponsored by the Adair County Genealogical Society and the Adair Genealogy & History Research Center of the Adair County Public Library. For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org or 270.380.1024; or follow our facebook history pages.
(Mike Watson – Adair Genealogy & History Research Center)