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SERIES Identifier: H MS c16

Series I. Benjamin Waterhouse, 1778-1942., 1778-1942

Scope and Contents

Consists of correspondence to Waterhouse from friends and associates, including John Quincy Adams, James Madison, Thomas Jefferson, Edward Jenner, and Sylvanus Fansher, mainly relating to smallpox vaccination and his relationship with Harvard Medical School, as well as correspondence from Waterhouse to his family and friends. Also contains notes from lectures delivered by Waterhouse on medicine and natural history at Harvard Medical School and elsewhere. Additionally contains manuscripts generated by or collected by Waterhouse, printed documents, and certificates and testimonials written by others on behalf of Waterhouse.


  • 1778-1942

Language of Materials

Collection is in English, French, and Latin.

Physical Description

1.85 cubic feet in 5 flat storage boxes.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Access requires advance notice. Contact Public Services for further information.


02.25 cubic feet (6 flat storage boxes)


Repository Details

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

The Center for the History of Medicine in the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine is one of the world's leading resources for the study of the history of health and medicine. Our mission is to enable the history of medicine and public health to inform healthcare, the health sciences, and the societies in which they are embedded.

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