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Box 6

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Contains 17 Collections and/or Records:

Waterhouse, Benjamin, 1754-1846, Lecture: On consumption, A.MS.; folder 6, undated Digital

File — Box: 6, Folder: 11Identifier: H MS c16
Scope and Contents: Part six in a six-part lecture series delivered by Waterhouse on tuberculosis which focuses on the diaphragm, symptoms of tuberculosis and how those afflicted decline in health, and causes of the disease in New England, which Waterhouse attributes in part to exposure to cold.

Waterhouse, Benjamin, 1754-1846, Introductory public lecture, A.MS.; Cambridge, 15 sides (29 pages), 1831 November 17-1836 October 1, 1831 November 17-1836 October 1 Digital

File — Box: 6, Folder: 12Identifier: H MS c16
Scope and Contents: Contains assorted notes and lectures delivered by Waterhouse on various topics, including the nullification crisis in South Carolina, industry, natural history and civil history, and advances in science and technology. The first two pages of the second lecture are missing.

Waterhouse, Benjamin, 1754-1846, Lecture: On consumption, A.MS.; folder 1, 1823 August 9, 1823 August 9 Digital

File — Box: 6, Folder: 6Identifier: H MS c16
Scope and Contents: Part one in a six-part lecture series delivered by Waterhouse on tuberculosis and its possible causes and symptoms, and cold-related illness. Includes discussion of the illness as it affects women, and a review of the function of the lungs. He further discusses the process of "hardening" children by exposing them to cold or cold water, and the ways that practice makes them susceptible to illness.

Waterhouse, Benjamin, 1754-1846, Lecture: On consumption, A.MS.; folder 2, 1823 September, 1823 September Digital

File — Box: 6, Folder: 7Identifier: H MS c16
Scope and Contents: Part two in a six-part lecture series delivered by Waterhouse on tuberculosis and the effects of cold on the mucous membrane, including discussion of catarrh, tubercles, the research of Matthew Baillie, Gaspard Laurent Bayle, and René Laennec, and hæmoptysis, or spitting of blood.

Waterhouse, Benjamin, 1754-1846, A.L.s. (copy) to Horton Howard; Cambridge, 3 sides (5 pages), 1831 March 10, 1831 March 10 Digital

File — Box: 6, Folder: 3Identifier: H MS c16
Scope and Contents: Correspondence to Quaker physician Howard discussing the 1809 trial and acquittal of Samuel Thomson, Thomsonian medicine, and Waterhouse's admiration of Thomson's contributions to the medical field, such as the discovery of the emetic plant Lobelia inflata.

Waterhouse, Benjamin, 1754-1846, 2 A.L. (copies?) to Wooster Beach; Cambridge, 1836 July 20-1836 July 23, 1836 July 20-1836 July 23 Digital

File — Box: 6, Folder: 1Identifier: H MS c16
Scope and Contents: Correspondence to Beach, founder of the eclectic medical movement, in which Waterhouse addresses some of the ideas contained in Beach's three-volume The American Practice of Medicine. Waterhouse also discusses Samuel Thomson's education and his career in alternative medicine.

Waterhouse, Benjamin, 1754-1846, A.L.s. to Henry Alexander Scammell Dearborn; Cambridge, 1 side (2 pages), 1833 July 17, 1833 July 17 Digital

File — Box: 6, Folder: 2Identifier: H MS c16
Scope and Contents: In correspondence to lawyer and politician Dearborn, Waterhouse comments on three volumes of a manuscript he had sent Waterhouse, possibly his Manuscript on the Life of General Dearborn. The seven-volume book, published in 1822-1824, addressed the contemporary controversy over differing accounts of his father, General Henry Dearborn (1751-1829), and General Israel Putnam (1718-1790) regarding the Battle of Bunker Hill. Waterhouse also discusses the activities of the local Anti-Masonic Party.