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Historic Hallowell

Dr. Benjamin Page

Dr. Benjamin Page (1770 - 1844) practiced medicine, performed minor surgery and sold patent medicine. His proficiency in the field of obstetrics earned him the title of "beloved physician". This "man midwife" attended 3000 thousand births in the first year. During the Plague of 1812, his superb knowledge and skill saved many lives. He is credited with being the first physician to inoculate human with the smallpox vaccine in Maine.