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ITEM — Box: 1, Folder: 6 Identifier: B MS c30

Tufts, Cotton, 1732-1815. A.L.s. to Simon Tufts; Weymouth, Mass., 1 side (2 pages), 1759 May 23, 1759 May 23 Digital

Scope and Contents

Correspondence to his brother concerning patients Tufts was treating for measles. Tufts describes the various symptoms prior the appearance of the rash, including fever and redness in the eyes. He writes that one patient, Abigail Giles, has recovered, but he expects his own child will likely soon contract the disease.


  • 1759 May 23

Language of Materials

Papers are in English.

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0.18 cubic feet (1 flat storage box)


Repository Details

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

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