WKNO Documentaries

The City of Good Samaritans: Memphis Medicine, 1819 - 1962

Special | 56m 26s | Video has closed captioning.

In 1858 the Steamboat Pennsylvania exploded down river from Memphis. Among the seriously injured that were taken to Memphis was Henry Clemens, brother of Samuel Clemens, aka Mark Twain. . . . Years later in his memoir Life On The Mississippi, Twain proclaimed that the city was "experienced . . . in the gracious office of the Good Samaritan."

Aired: 09/22/11

Rating: NR

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