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SUB-SERIES Identifier: H MS c16

C. Manuscripts and printed documents, 1783-1942, undated., 1783-1942

Scope and Contents

Consists of manuscripts written by Waterhouse on respiration, influenza in London, Samuel Thomson, and art. Also contains his proposal to collect and publish a history of epidemics in the United States, several journal entries, an autobiographical sketch, and a copy of his defense to the Harvard Corporation in response to allegations he was working against interests of the medical school. There are additionally a record of the vaccination of the Waterhouse children, a printed, autographed card entitling a patient to cowpox vaccination, and a handwritten report from Waterhouse to United States Surgeon General James Tilton regarding the state of the Marine Hospital in Charlestown.


  • 1783-1942

Language of Materials

Collection is in English, French, and Latin.

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)


Subseries C 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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