Salem is small town in Salem Township. It was founded in 1825 by cousins John and Joseph Dickerson and is located at 6 Mile Road and Salem Road. Joseph Lapham was the first builder and owner of the saw-mill built in 1829. A man named George Renwick was the towns first settler and later became a town council member. The first log barn was erected by a Mr. Dickenson and the town’s first preacher arrived in 1833 and started the Baptist society. An interesting article about one of the first settlers was found in the archives of the Holland City News, and read as follows. ”On Wednesday afternoon, December 27, a young man named Smith, of Burnips Corners, Salem was standing on the step of Dibbles Store in that place, smoking a pipe, when the men in the store heard what they thought to be a report of a revolver, and that going to the door found young Smith clutching his head with his hands and yelling that he had been shot. He had an ugly looking cut over one of his eyes, from which the blood was freely flowing, upon investigation it was found that he had some cartridges in his pocket and had put one in his pipe with the tobacco.” Today Salem is home to an advanced disposal landfill which is one of the largest in the state. A portion of the revenue from the landfill allows the township to levy no taxes for its residents. The revenue also pays for a number of government services to the city.
With over 20 years in practice, Dr. James Dowd, a rheumatologist with patients in Salem, treats conditions such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Ankylosing-Spondylitis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Gout, Scleroderma and a number of other Inflammatory Diseases. Dr. Dowd is the author of The Vitamin D Cure, a breakthrough way to increase your energy, decrease your pain and slim down, using the latest scientific research. The book explains how Vitamin D levels are related to strong bones, but several recent peer-reviewed scientific studies have clearly shown that Vitamin D also decreases our risk of getting overweight and developing high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, cancer, and other health problems.
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Dr. Dowd can help you live a healthier life, even if you are coping with chronic conditions such as inflammatory conditions and other rheumatic conditions which impact joint health. We invite you to learn more about how you can feel better and have less pain. Dr. Dowd will be happy to answer any of your health related questions. The Arthritis Institute of Michigan is currently accepting new patients.
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