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Who was Elihu?

DR. ELIHU SMITH (who lived on North St. in Litchfield) was unrelenting in his efforts to battle the yellow fever epidemic of 1793. Born in 1771, Elihu graduated from Yale at the age of 15. He received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania and began a practice in New York City. Elihu worked tirelessly to find a cause and treatment for the deadly yellow fever virus, as the epidemiology and treatment were matters of dispute. Personal opinions were influenced by political and religious beliefs. Theories of the cause included rotting coffee beans or simply breathing air itself. Even after mosquitoes were proven to be the cause, skepticism remained. In 1900, the Washington Post reported, “of all the silly and nonsensical rigamarole about yellow fever that has yet found its way into print, the silliest beyond compare is to be found in the mosquito hypothesis”. Before transmission from mosquitoes was realized, Elihu determined a correlation between yellow fever and standing water. Controversial treatments included drink- ing wine and cinchona bark, taking cold baths, and even mercury treatments. Elihu, along with his mentor Dr. Rush, promoted bloodletting, or purging the body of the disease through blood loss. Although Elihu did not discover the cause or the cure, he dedicated his life to trying. Elihu died of yellow fever in 1798, when he was just 27 years old.
 
Photograph:  Collection of the Litchfield Historical Society, Litchfield, Connecticut.

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“My patients used to tell me that I needed a clone,” says Bente Dahl-Busby @dahlbusby, doctor in physiotherapy. That was when she had a busy practice with a partner at NordCare in Sharon that lasted 23 years. Little did she know then that eventually that wish would come true, though not literally.

In 2015 Bente, born and educated in Denmark, went on her own and opened Danica Center for Physical Theory and Movement Integration, adding her long-accumulated knowledge of overlapping disciplines, among them restorative Pilates and Tai Chi, to her manual therapy and women’s health work.

Full story - link in bio ‘On Our Radar’ 
By Francis J. Bosco Schell
Photographer: Jim Henkens

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“I think about it every day,” says Elora Herberick, of the Peace Corps stint that helped her find her path in the world. 

“That experience changed me in so many ways. It’s the reason I became a yoga teacher. It’s the reason I own this studio.” 

Open since 2021, the New Milford business—EVOLVE Yoga Wellness Nutrition @theevolvemindset —is a gathering place for yoga enthusiasts of all levels. You’ll find it behind the bright purple door near the foot of Bank Street.

Herberick, who grew up in New Milford, has always practiced yoga. While teaching English in Thailand with the Peace Corps, she decided to incorporate it into her classes. Not only was it fun, she found “it created lasting change for me and the people around me.”

Full story - link in bio ‘On Our Radar’ 
By Linda Tuccio-Koonz 
Photographer: Jim Henkens

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