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Dr. John Henry Brown
Male 1843 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Prefix  Dr. 
    Birth  CA 1843 
    Gender  Male 
    Occupation  1873  Baden, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Doctor 
    Residence  1892  Clayton, Lanark Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation  1906  Clayton, Lanark Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Doctor 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-169779 
    Died  Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID  I169779  Generations
    Last Modified  10 Jul 2017 

  • Notes 
    • Among the most notorious patent medicines was Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup. Eventually labelled a "baby killer" by the American Medical Association, the product's main ingredient was morphine sulphate. Charlotte N. Winslow was credited with coming up with the formula in the 1840s as a way to help mothers calm teething infants. But overdoses were common and in some cases, ingestion of the morphine-laced liquid resulted in death. Baden physician Dr. John H. Brown treated one such case in August of 1873 when the mother of 20-month-old George Light Read found him unresponsive after giving him a dose of Mrs. Winslow's. Unfortunately he never regained consciousness and the cause of death was listed as an overdose.1a

      1aNew Hamburg Independent Heritage Edition 2015

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      BROWN, JOHN HENRY was in Baden in September 1873, according to a newspaper account of a threshing accident, and the Registry of Births lists his name for the early 1870's.

      The Berliner Journal of October 5, 1904 mentions a visit he made to Baden, from Ottawa, and says he had practised there over thirty years ago.

      He received his degree in 1869 from Buchanan's Diploma Mill - the Eclectic Medical College of Pennsylvania. Despite this he was certified by the Eclectic Medical Board in the same year.

      He was listed in Waterdown, but all later directories indicate that he was located in Clayton, Lanark County, as late as 1906.


      From: Doctors in Waterloo County 1852-1925 by Alexander D. Campbell

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