During the nineteenth century, James Still was perhaps
the most gifted physician in South Jersey. He
was also African American, the son of former slaves,
who received no more than six months of traditional
schooling, and was self taught in both medical knowledge
and practice. Born in Washington Township,
Burlington County, New Jersey (now Shamong), Dr.
Still overcame poverty and racial animus to become
one of the wealthiest men in South Jersey during his
lifetime. This republication of his outstanding autobiography,
self-published in 1877, is a stirring reminder
of the power of self determination and faith.
This new edition of Early Recollections is not a facsimile
reproduction but is newly typeset with foreword by
Samuel C. Still III and introduction by Paul W. Schopp.
Includes a new and enlarged index.
179 pages, paperback
Republished in 2015 by the South Jersey Culture &
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