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Authors

Merry B. Post

Abstract

The Church Family medical shop was in the center of the Shaker community in Harvard, Massachusetts. Located behind the brethren’s workshop, this small, two-story frame building stood conveniently close to the institutional kitchen for the Church Family as well as to the herb shop where medicinal herbs were processed. Though the building itself no longer stands, the history of the shop remains an important reflection of the core Shaker values of cooperation, charity, spirituality, and respect for the elderly.

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