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 One example of successful treatment, or simply a robust patient, can be found in the case of patient William [[moore family|Moore]]. ​ Moore, born in [[1827]], suffered paralysis from a fall suffered when he was about eight years old.  When interviewed in [[1898]], the then 71-year-old man, though bed-ridden for 63 years, was otherwise healthy, alert and engaging. Though he was affected by a lifetime of immobility in a time when medicine did little in the way of assistance for sufferers of paralysis Moore left the impression of having had very succesful palliative care.  ​ One example of successful treatment, or simply a robust patient, can be found in the case of patient William [[moore family|Moore]]. ​ Moore, born in [[1827]], suffered paralysis from a fall suffered when he was about eight years old.  When interviewed in [[1898]], the then 71-year-old man, though bed-ridden for 63 years, was otherwise healthy, alert and engaging. Though he was affected by a lifetime of immobility in a time when medicine did little in the way of assistance for sufferers of paralysis Moore left the impression of having had very succesful palliative care.  ​
    
-Another interesting medical moment in Boone County occurred when Ott Gaines released the coroner and called for a doctor to examine his maid, Lillie Pool.  Lillie worked for Gaines as a cook and housekeeper,​ and when Gaines expected his meal at breakfast, and there was no sign of Lillie, he became concerned and went to look for her. He found her lifeless body in her room, and took the appropriate step of notifying the coroners office. ​ Upon arrival, they discovered the "​dead"​ woman up and about, and seemingly in a normal state of health. It was soon discovered that Lillie suffered from “fits” and would be rendered unconscious and seemingly lifeless by them, to the untrained eye.+Another interesting medical moment in Boone County occurred when Ott [[Gaines ​family|Gaines]] ​released the coroner and called for a doctor to examine his maid, Lillie Pool.  Lillie worked for Gaines as a cook and housekeeper,​ and when Gaines expected his meal at breakfast, and there was no sign of Lillie, he became concerned and went to look for her. He found her lifeless body in her room, and took the appropriate step of notifying the coroners office. ​ Upon arrival, they discovered the "​dead"​ woman up and about, and seemingly in a normal state of health. It was soon discovered that Lillie suffered from “fits” and would be rendered unconscious and seemingly lifeless by them, to the untrained eye.
    
-Sometimes even the numerous and experienced doctors of Boone County would need outside consultations. ​ Such was the case in 1855, when a mass was discovered in the abdomen of Mrs. Joseph Richardson. ​ Upon examination,​ this was no run of the mill procedure; the situation called for medical reenforcements. Our own capable professionals sought the expertise of surgeons across the river, who successfully removed a tumor from Mrs. Richardson weighing over 40 pounds. At last report, all was well, and the patient was recovering nicely.+Sometimes even the numerous and experienced doctors of Boone County would need outside consultations. ​ Such was the case in [[1855]], when a mass was discovered in the abdomen of Mrs. Joseph Richardson. ​ Upon examination,​ this was no run of the mill procedure; the situation called for medical reenforcements. Our own capable professionals sought the expertise of surgeons across the river, who successfully removed a tumor from Mrs. Richardson weighing over 40 pounds. At last report, all was well, and the patient was recovering nicely.
  
 By 1878, Boone County’s surgeons had a bit more confidence, and higher numbers within the county medical community; many of the doctors in the county had survived the Civil War, some as battlefield surgeons; they had seen it all.  A group of area physicians removed the 15-pound ovarian tumor from a Bullittsburg patient with great success. ​ Dr. Terrill, a veteran, ​ was the head surgeon, assisted by Drs. Dawson, James and Anderson of Cincinnati and Boone County physicians: Sayre, Grubbs, Grant, Smith, W. [[Terrill family|Terrill]],​ W.H. Terrill, L. Terrill and J. Terrill. ​ Is there a doctor in the house?  ​ By 1878, Boone County’s surgeons had a bit more confidence, and higher numbers within the county medical community; many of the doctors in the county had survived the Civil War, some as battlefield surgeons; they had seen it all.  A group of area physicians removed the 15-pound ovarian tumor from a Bullittsburg patient with great success. ​ Dr. Terrill, a veteran, ​ was the head surgeon, assisted by Drs. Dawson, James and Anderson of Cincinnati and Boone County physicians: Sayre, Grubbs, Grant, Smith, W. [[Terrill family|Terrill]],​ W.H. Terrill, L. Terrill and J. Terrill. ​ Is there a doctor in the house?  ​
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