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Flower Power: Hamilton’s Doctor and the Healing Power of Nature

—Rebecca Rego Barry on David Hosack, the doctor who attended Alexander Hamilton to his duel (and death), and creator of one of the first botanical gardens in the United States, home to thousands of species which he used for his pioneering medical research. In 1797, fifteen-year-old Philip Hamilton was burning up with an ordinary, unidentified… Read More »