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Weaver, Delmar F.
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Records an interview with Dr. Delmar Weaver, who served the mountain families near Madison and Stanardsville, Virginia, in the early 1930s. Describes the more common ailments and injuries associated with the mountain people, such as pneumonia, rickets and diphtheria, as well as less common diseases such as polio and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Recalls the great lengths to which he and other local doctors went to reach and treat their patients, often for very little pay. Doctor Weaver describes some of the eight murder victims he encountered during the two and a half years he practiced in the region.
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Weaver, Delmar F., Interviews
Physicians – Virginia; Distilling, Illicit -- Virginia – History; Mountain people -- Blue Ridge Mountains -- Social life and customs; Mountain people -- Virginia -- Shenandoah National Park -- Social life and customs; Rural poor -- Health and hygiene – Virginia; Food habits -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Country life -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Land use -- Government policy – Virginia.
Blue Ridge Mountains -- Economic conditions; Greene County (Va.) – History; Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.) -- Manners and customs; Shenandoah National Park (Va.) -- History, Local
Smith, Dorothy Noble, 1915-1999
Zirkle, Janna W.
Shenandoah National Park oral history collection
Delmar F. Weaver interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith, December 12, 1977, SdArch SNP-129, Shenandoah National Park Oral History Collection, 1964-1999, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University