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SERIES Identifier: B MS c2

Series I. Correspondence of Lyman Spalding, 1798-1819, undated, 1798-1819

Scope and Contents

Consists of correspondence of Lyman Spalding with medical colleagues, including Harvard Medical School Professor Benjamin Waterhouse (1754-1846), Dartmouth Medical School founder Nathan Smith, and Thomas Tickell Hewson (1773-1848), president of the College of Physicians in Philadelphia, on topics including patient cases, smallpox vaccination, treatment of rabies bites, and efforts to create a national Pharmacopoeia. There is also correspondence with several physicians Spalding solicited to take over his practice in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.


  • 1798-1819

Language of Materials

Papers are in English.

Physical Description

.48 cubic feet in 1 flat storage box.

Conditions Governing Access

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


0.84 cubic feet (3 flat storage boxes)


Series I is arranged alphabetically by correspondent.


Repository Details

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

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