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ITEM Identifier: B MS c2, 5

Bartlett, Levi, 2 A.L.s. to Lyman Spalding; Kingston, N.H., 1819 August 19-September 1, 1819 August 19-September 1 Digital

Scope and Contents

Correspondence from Kingston, New Hampshire, physician Levi Bartlett (1763-1828) regarding the outbreak of hydrophobia (rabies) in the midatlantic states, and the potential for treatment by flushing rabid dog bites or applying epipastics to the wound. Bartlett includes several case histories of patients and other animals who have recovered from rabies bites.


  • 1819 August 19-September 1

Language of Materials

Papers are in English.

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0.84 cubic feet (3 flat storage boxes)


Repository Details

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

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