First Visit to Dansville

September 1864

In the month of September, 1864, the Whites spent three weeks at Dr. James Caleb Jackson's health institution "Our Home on the Hillside" at Dansville, New York. Among the listed staff were also the Seventh-day Adventist physician Dr. Horatio S. Lay. They were given routine physical examinations. Both James and Ellen White gave good reports on the general atmosphere, the dietary program, and the courses of treatments. 

Dr. Jackson made a deep impression upon James as a physician who was a "master of his business," a "clear and impressive speaker," and "decidedly thorough" in whatever he undertook.