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SERIES Identifier: H MS c244

Series VI. Consumer Correspondence, 1990-1994, 2000-2004, undated., 1990-1994, 2000-2004,

Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence written to Brazelton from parents regarding the development of their children. The bulk of the correspondence was delivered through the New York Times Syndication Sales Corporation, however, the series also contains correspondence from readers of Redbook, Family Circle, and other publications that Brazelton wrote for. A small portion of the inquiries was sent directly to Brazelton’s office in Cambridge, Mass., and some letters contain Brazelton’s hand-written drafts of responses. In addition to general questions regarding child development, topics addressed in the correspondence include thumb-sucking, bottle feeding, abortion, bed-wetting, parents serving in the military, and discipline.


  • 1990-1994, 2000-2004,

Physical Description

.65 cubic feet in 2 record cartons and 1 document box.

Conditions Governing Access

Series VI contains personal and patient information that is restricted for 80 years. The end of the restriction period is noted with each folder.


77.65 cubic feet ((74 record cartons, 6 document boxes, 1 half document box, 1 half legal document box, and 3 flat oversized boxes).)


Series VI is arranged chronologically.


Repository Details

Part of the Center for the History of Medicine (Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine) Repository

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