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Download Medicinal Plants of the Isle of Man

Download "The Doctor" by Manx poet T. E. Brown

Post Peak Medicine is complete.

Medicinal Plants of the Isle of Man is still under construction.  It is intended to complement the Herbal Medicine section of Post Peak Medicine for readers in the Isle of Man.

"The Doctor" is a 115 page poem written in 1887 by Manx poet Thomas Edward Brown. Some readers may find it hard going because of its length and the fact that it is written in Manx dialect with extensive footnotes to explain what the words mean. Still, if you have the time, reading it is rewarding. The main storyline describes a family doctor in the Isle of Man in the 1880s who has two love affairs which end in tragedy. However, I am more interested in the description of the day to day life of the doctor, for example, how he deals with cholera epidemics, prepares his own medicines, treats the whole spectrum of illnesses and injuries, gets drunk frequently, but despite that is loved and supported by the community because of his lifelong commitment to the community. Those times, and those doctors, may come again.

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