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COLLECTION Identifier: B MS c50

John Denison Hartshorn papers

A case of an imperforatedanus, MS.L. (copy, in the hand of John Denison Hartshorn), 1 side (2 pages),1755 May 15, 1755 May 15 Digital

Scope and Contents Copy of correspondence published in the London Magazine in 1755, transcribed by Hartshorn, concerning an unnamed surgeon's attempt to treat a child with an imperforated anus. The letter describes a procedure to create an opening, after which the child died, and the subsequent dissection by the surgeon.

Hartshorn, John Denison, d. 1756, Contents of chests, A.MS.D, 1 side (4 pages), 1755 June, 1755 June Digital

Scope and Contents Contains a list of medicines packed in chests for the expedition of the British army regiments of General William Shirley (1694-1771) and General William Pepperell (1696-1759) to Fort Niagara, New York, during the French and Indian War. The contents included camphor, cantharides, valerian, and sage.

Hartshorn, John Denison, d. 1756, Patients' reports,A.MS.D.; Boston, 1 side (2 pages), 1756 January 24, 1756 January 24 Digital

Scope and Contents Contains a chart of notes onpatient cases for a group of soldiers visited by Silvester Gardiner and Hartshorn. The manuscript includes the names, hometowns, ages, diseases, symptoms, and courses of treatment administered, apparently by Hartshorn under Gardiner's supervision. For a patient with an acute fever, Hartshorn bled him,and administered ipecac and barley waters; for a patient who later died of anervous fever, Hartshorn applied blisters to his arms and a cataplasm (poultice) to his feet,...

Hartshorn, John Denison, d. 1756, Invoice of regimental chests, A.MS.D., 1 side (2 pages), undated Digital

Scope and Contents Contains a list of medicines and instruments that were provided in a pair of chests to "every merchant regiment in Great Britain." The medicines included cantharides and camphor, and the instruments included a marble mortar and pestle, thread, a bolus knife, and sponges.