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Tufts, Cotton, 1732-1815. A.L. (incomplete) to [ ]; Weymouth, Massachusetts, 1 side (4 pages), 1782 June 29, 1782 June 29 Digital

Item — Box: 1, Folder: 1Identifier: B MS c30
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Correspondence to an unknown recipient regarding Tufts' patient, Richard Cranch, who complained of bowel issues. Tufts prescribed Cranch an emetic and cathartics.

Tufts, Cotton, 1732-1815. A.D. (in hand of Cotton Tufts); 1 side (4 pages), circa 1787, 1787 Digital

Item — Box: 1, Folder: 2Identifier: B MS c30
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Contains a document sent by Tufts to an unknown recipient regarding articles and essays he recommends for publication, likely by the Massachusetts Medical Society, which may be "entertaining & useful to our country practitioners." These include a case history of a patient with a retroverted uterus by Edward Augustus Holyoke (1728-1828), and a history of emphysema by Isaac Rand (1743-1882), both A.B., Harvard College, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Tufts, Cotton, 1732-1815. A.L. [to Thomas Boylston Adams]; Weymouth, Mass., 1 side (2 pages), 1799 July 31, 1799 July 31 Digital

Item — Box: 1, Folder: 3Identifier: B MS c30
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Correspondence to Thomas Boylston Adams, A.B., Harvard College, Cambridge, Massachusetts, regarding financial accounts and the status of a home improvement project. Tufts also writes he is returning to Adams a copy of Edward Jenner's An Inquiry into the Causes and Effects of the Variolæ Vaccinæ (1798).

Appleton, Nathaniel Walker, 1755-1795. A.L.s. to Cotton Tufts; Boston, 1 side (2 pages), 1785 October 27, 1785 October 27 Digital

Item — Box: 1, Folder: 4Identifier: B MS c30
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Correspondence from Dr. Nathaniel Walker Appleton, A.B., A.M., Harvard College, Cambridge, Massachusetts, relaying details of a meeting of the Massachusetts Medical Society

Gannett, Caleb, 1745-1818. A.L.s. to Cotton Tufts; Cambridge, Mass., 1 side (3 pages), 1783 February 5, 1783 February 5 Digital

Item — Box: 1, Folder: 5Identifier: B MS c30
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Correspondence informing Tufts of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences' resolution to create three departments within the academy -- Mathematical, Physical, and Medical -- and the appointment of fellows to each department for a term of two years. He writes that Tufts, along with Edward Augustus Holyoke and Joseph Warren, were elected to the Medical department.

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

Item — Box: 1, Folder: 6Identifier: B MS c30
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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.

Tufts, Cotton, 1732-1815. A.L. (unsigned) to Simon Tufts; 1 side (4 pages), undated Digital

Item — Box: 1, Folder: 7Identifier: B MS c30
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Correspondence to his brother concerning patients of Tufts who suffered from fever. He describes several cases where symptoms included "violent cough" and bleeding at the gums.

Tufts, Simon, 1769-1797. A.L.s. to Cotton Tufts; Newburyport, Mass., 1 side (2 pages), 1796 September 3, 1796 September 3 Digital

Item — Box: 1, Folder: 8Identifier: B MS c30
Scope and Contents: Correspondence to his uncle requesting his medical opinion on an outbreak of a "malignant disease" in Newburyport. Tufts speculates the disorder may be caused by unsanitary conditions near the Water Street homes of those afflicted. The symptoms of the disease, which develop over the course of about eight days, include vomiting, a feeling of "stricture & sense of weight upon the stomach," headache, confusion, yellow spots on the skin, fetid breath, and spasms. The patient then usually...

Tufts, Turell, 1770-1842. A.L.s. to Cotton Tufts; 2 sides (8 pages), 1805, 1805 Digital

Item — Box: 1, Folder: 9Identifier: B MS c30
Scope and Contents: Correspondence to his uncle regarding Tufts' experiments with the healing properties of water. He describes a case of a sailor suffering from fever and madness, for which Tufts ordered the other sailors to bind the man and continuously drench him with water. Tufts writes that after this course of therapy, which included applying "about 50 pails" of water on the second day, the sailor arrived in Boston "in perfect health & reason." He speculates the sailor's madness was not caused by...

Tufts, Cotton, 1732-1815. A.L.s. to Joseph Warren; Weymouth, Massachusetts, 1 side (2 pages), 1774 July 22, 1774 July 22 Digital

Item — Box: 1, Folder: 10Identifier: B MS c30
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Correspondence regarding a patient referral to Joseph Warren, A.B., Harvard College, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Tufts describes the symptoms of an inflammatory rheumatism suffered by the patient, a young daughter of Captain James White, and the course of treatment he administered, including antispasmodics and calomel.

Tufts, Cotton, 1732-1815. 2 A.L.s. (drafts in hand of Cotton Tufts) to Dr. John Wilson and Dr. Josiah Converse; 1 side (2 pages), 1765, 1765 Digital

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Drafts of correspondence from Tufts to his two colleagues regarding a meeting to consider forming a medical society.

Tufts, Cotton, 1732-1815. Medical journal, MS.D. (in hand of Cotton Tufts); Weymouth, Mass., 3 sides (12 pages), 1751 April 24-1763, 1751 April 24-1763 Digital

Item — Box: 1, Folder: 12Identifier: B MS c30
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Contains case histories of Tufts' patients, who suffered from ailments ranging from fever to bruising from a fall. Tufts also writes about his method of treating sore throat, which included administering emetics and vomits, and his observations on opium.

Tufts, Cotton, 1732-1815. A.D.s. to Rev. Mr. John Brown; Weymouth, Mass., 1 side (2 pages), 1757 June 25, 1757 June 25 Digital

Item — Box: 1, Folder: 13Identifier: B MS c30
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Receipt for John Brown of Hingham, Massachusetts, for visits of Tufts to his Brown's sister, Abigail, and medicines administered.

Tufts, Cotton, 1732-1815. Measles. A.MS.; 2 sides (4 pages), circa 1773, 1773 Digital

Item — Box: 1, Folder: 14Identifier: B MS c30
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Manuscript regarding the spread of measles in eastern Massachusetts from 1772 to 1773. Tufts records the numbers of individuals afflicted and the assorted symptoms he witnessed, noting the cases of measles were more severe during cold weather.

Tufts, Cotton, 1732-1815. Treatise on Distemper, MS.D. (copy in Tufts' hand); Weymouth, Mass., 3 sides (9 pages), 1782 November 6, 1782 November 6 Digital

Item — Box: 1, Folder: 15Identifier: B MS c30
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Contains a manuscript address delivered by Tufts to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences on "horn distemper," a disease that causes wasting of the internal matter of the horn in animals like cows and oxen. Tufts' treatise covers the history of general distempers in animals in the United States and Europe, and specific case histories of animals with horn distemper. He also advises a course of treatment that includes creating a hole in the affected horn.

Commonwealth of Massachusetts. An Act for the viewing, searching and examining of all Drugs and Medicines, and for the licensing of Apothecaries. MS.D., unidentified hand, to Dr. Cotton Tufts; Boston, Massachusetts, 1 side (4 pages), 1789, 1789 Digital

Item — Box: 1, Folder: 16Identifier: B MS c30
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Copy of legislation empowering the Massachusetts Medical Society to perform inspections of shops and apothecaries that sell drugs and medicine to ensure the formulas are not adulterated or improperly compounded. The act also requires that apothecaries sell "poisonous or destructive" medicine only to physicians and surgeons. It further establishes a system for granting licenses to apothecaries and imposing fines on unlicensed apothecaries.

Tufts, Cotton, 1732-1815. Notes on medical articles, MS.D., unsigned; 1 side (4 pages), circa 1793, 1793 Digital

Item — Box: 1, Folder: 17Identifier: B MS c30
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Contains notes taken by Tufts on articles written by Dr. J.M. Smyth about inflammation of the mucous and pituitary membranes, and Dr. James Adair on phthisis pulmonalis (tuberculosis).

Tufts, Cotton, 1732-1815. Vaccine inoculation, its progress. A.MS.; 3 folio (4 pages), 1801, 1801 Digital

Item — Box: 1, Folder: 18Identifier: B MS c30
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Manuscript containing descriptions of symptoms that developed in Tufts' patients over a number of days after he vaccinated them against smallpox. Tufts asserts the symptoms appear less severe in children and infants than in adults. Includes notes on specific patients, recording symptoms on days three, six, and eight-ten following vaccination.