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Thursday, March 02, 2006

NJ Buys Homestead of Dr. James Still, "Black Doctor of the Pines"

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection bought the Medford homestead of Dr. James Still, known as the "black doctor of the Pines". The 8.8 acre property, purchased by the state for $875,000, will be turned into a museum dedicated to Still's life.

Dr. Still, the son of runaway slaves, was born 1812 in Indian Mills, NJ. He had only three months of education as a child, but he taught himself to read and developed an encyclopedic knowledge of herbs and plants. By the age of 40, Still had became one of the largest landowners in Medford and a well respected doctor, famous throughout New Jersey for his ability to heal many illnesses with his herbal remedies.

Dr. Still’s brother William still, was a famous abolitionist known as the “father of the Underground Railroad” and his son James Still Jr., was the third black man to graduate from the Harvard School of Medicine.
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