Dr. James Still Presentation
Dr. James Still 1812 – 1882 Dr. Still’s Medford Office and Home
May 7 (Wed) 6:30pm "Dr. James Still – Herb Doctor of the Pines" presented by Dr. Still's great, great nephew, William H. Still, at the Franklinville Community Center, located within the Franklin Township Public Library, 1584 Coles Mill Rd., Franklinville NJ.
Come out and join the members of the South Jersey Unit of the Herb Society of America for this informative lecture.
Dr. James Still (1812-1882) was not a trained or licensed physician. At a time when most doctors relied on unproven medications, James Still was a distinguished herbalist--a seller of botanical remedies of his own devising, the superiority of which gained him a large clientele. Known as the "black doctor" of the pinelands, early New Jersey settlers came from miles around to be treated by Dr. Still.
With only three months of traditional schooling, he was a self-taught doctor, using money he earned from working in a glue factory to buy books on medical botany.
William H. Still was raised in Moorestown, New Jersey. He received a bachelor's degree in Sociology from Delaware State College and his Master’s Degree in Social Work from Columbia University.
Besides spending time in social, community and religious activities, Mr. Still serves as President of the Still Family Society, Inc, his family reunion society, which republished the book, “The Underground Railroad” in 2005. After the presentation, various books from the Still Family Society will be available for purchase.
The South Jersey Unit of the Herb Society of America is sponsoring this meeting, which is open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
If you need further information, please call Elaine Shaughnessy at 856-768-1657.