“He traveled with a crate full of the books divided between the two pack horses. At the towns along his route, he solicited subscriptions from the booksellers and apothecaries, presenting them a broadsheet handbill— These experiments are submitted to the public with a confident hope that they will subserve the cause of science and medicine and ultimately become the means of ameliorating the condition of suffering humanity. At the forts he arranged with the surgeon to assemble leading citizens, officers and others of influence in the community to gather for a reading and discussion of the book about the man with the hole in his side…”
Open Wound: The Tragic Obsession of Dr. William Beaumont, Chapter 42.
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