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What is the principal occupation of the only surgeon in the Boston Colony?


The principal occupation of the only surgeon in Boston involves combining religion with his trade. He is both a “deacon and (an) apothecary” and combined his religious duties with “the daily and habitual flourish of a razor” (70).


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