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Albert Warren Stearns papers

Collection Identifier: H MS c543
Overview:

The Albert Warren Stearns papers, 1912-1959, are the product of Stearns’ activities as a private practice psychiatrist, author, Dean of Tufts College Medical School, Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Correction, and officer in the medical corps of the United States Navy.

Albigence Waldo papers

Collection Identifier: B MS c21
Overview:

The Albigence Waldo papers, 1768-1793 (inclusive), undated, contain correspondence from doctors and patients regarding cases Albigence Waldo (1750-1794) was treating; a manuscript describing his service in the American Revolutionary War; medical observations, prescriptions, and student notes; and medical bills.

Benjamin Waterhouse papers

Collection Identifier: H MS c16
Overview: The Benjamin Waterhouse papers, 1738-1955 (inclusive), 1778-1837 (bulk), contain correspondence to Waterhouse from Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, John Quincy Adams, Edward Jenner, Sylvanus Fansher, Peter Oliver, and others, frequently about smallpox vaccination; copies of Waterhouse's outgoing correspondence; manuscripts containing notes for lectures he delivered at Harvard Medical School and other places; his writings on medicine and botany; and some correspondence and manuscripts...

Cotton Tufts papers

Collection Identifier: B MS c30
Overview: The Cotton Tufts papers, 1751-1801 (inclusive), consist of the correspondence of physician Cotton Tufts (1732-1815) with his older brother, Simon Tufts (1727-1786), and other physicians, regarding medical matters, and the founding of a medical society in Massachusetts. Letters to Tufts pertain to the organization of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a meeting in 1785 of the Massachusetts Medical Society, among other topics. Also includes manuscripts by Tufts and a fragment of...

Dwight E. Harken papers

Collection Identifier: B MS c118
Overview:

The Dwight E. Harken papers, 1911-1993 (inclusive), 1940-1975 (bulk), are the product of Harken’s activities as a surgeon, researcher, administrator, lecturer, consultant, and contributing member of national organizations, as conducted throughout his professional appointments, including Clinical Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School and Chief of Thoracic Surgery at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Boston.

Hall Jackson papers

Collection Identifier: H MS c14
Overview:

The Hall Jackson papers, 1771-1810 (inclusive), undated, principally consist of correspondence from Hall Jackson (1739-1797) between 1771 and 1790 to his patients and other physicians regarding medical cases and remedies. There is also a small number of nineteenth century records generated by Dr. William Perry (1788-1887), a Harvard College and Harvard Medical School graduate who was in possession of the Jackson papers.

Harvard University. Cancer Commission records

Collection Identifier: M-CE21, Series 00626-00629
Overview:

The Harvard University Cancer Commission records, 1888-1945, are the product of the Commission’s administrative, clinical, and research activities.

Jacob Bigelow papers

Collection Identifier: B MS c25
Overview:

The Jacob Bigelow papers, 1770-1879 (inclusive), 1800-1879 (bulk), contain correspondence with Jacob Bigelow's (1786-1879) colleagues concerning botanical specimens, publication of the Pharmacopoeia of the United States from 1820 to 1831, and general medical matters. There is also correspondence with his family, including his parents, siblings, and his son, physician Henry Jacob Bigelow (1818-1890).

John Denison Hartshorn papers

Collection Identifier: B MS c50
Overview:

The John Denison Hartshorn papers, 1754-1786 (inclusive), undated, contain medical notes and patient cases recorded by John Denison Hartshorn (1736-1756) while he was apprenticed to Boston physician and apothecary shop owner Silvester Gardiner (1708-1786), in addition to poetry written by Hartshorn. There is also some correspondence and papers of other physicians and associates of Hartshorn and Gardiner.

Lyman Spalding papers

Collection Identifier: B MS c2
Overview: The Lyman Spalding papers, 1798-1912 (inclusive), 1798-circa 1820 (bulk), contain correspondence of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, physician Lyman Spalding (1775-1821) with medical colleagues concerning public health issues, patient case histories, and his appointments and lecturing. Topics covered include smallpox vaccination and requests for cowpox matter, treatment of rabies and other diseases, his medical practice in New Hampshire, establishing a national Pharmacopœia, and exchange of bills...

Lyman Spalding papers

Collection Identifier: H MS c2
Overview: The Lyman Spalding papers, 1793-1965 (inclusive), 1793-1820 (bulk), contain correspondence of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, physician Lyman Spalding (1775-1821), his lecture notes on anatomy and surgery, Spalding's patient case histories and case reports, essays on medicine and meteorology, and tickets of admission to medical lectures at Harvard and the University of Pennsylvania. There are also botanical specimens Spalding collected in Portsmouth, and a small amount of twentieth century...

Robert B. Dixon papers

Collection Identifier: H MS c191
Scope and Contents: The Robert B. Dixon papers (1881-1943, bulk) consist primarily of records from Dixon’s work as a physician and as a medical examiner for the Royal Arcanum, a fraternal life insurance order. Records include: books recording the results of medical examinations; patient and prescribing ecords; photographs; writings by Dixon; a scrapbook of Royal Arcanum Bulletin articles by Dixon; Royal Arcanum meeting minutes; correspondence; medical certificates; and a volume of Suffolk District Medical...

Salpêtrière Hospital records

Collection Identifier: H MS c30
Overview: Consists of approximately 16,800 glass plate negatives, original negative enclosures, photographic indices, and a small number of prints produced by the Photographic Service of the Salpêtrière Hospital, Paris, France between 1880 and 1942, the bulk of which date between 1900 and 1919, as well as one legal document box (.5 cubic feet) of notes, lectures, case histories, and pen drawings created by Salpêtrière Hospital staff between 1859 and 1893. Records concern patients with physical and...

Seth Hastings and Seth Hastings, Jr. commonplace books, medical records, and papers

Collection Identifier: H MS c292
Overview: The Seth Hastings and Seth Hastings, Jr. commonplace books, medical records, and papers, 1772-1830 (inclusive), contain writings, patient records, manuscript addresses, and papers of the father and son physicians. The commonplace books include transcriptions and excerpts from medical textbooks and medicinal recipes and instructions for delivering medicine and medical care to patients with occasional patient case histories from their medical practice. The manuscript addresses and other...

Sylvanus Fansher papers

Collection Identifier: H MS c472
Overview:

The Sylvanus Fansher papers, 1805-1846 (inclusive), consist of correspondence, manuscripts, research materials, and patient records related to Sylvanus Fansher's (1770-1846) work on smallpox vaccination, as well as personal correspondence with his family.

Waterhouse family papers

Collection Identifier: H MS c17
Overview:

Waterhouse family papers, 1780-1894 (inclusive), 1811-1818 (bulk) principally consist of the correspondence of Benjamin Waterhouse (1754-1846) and John Fothergill Waterhouse (1791-1817) with family members. Also included are medical, subject, and lecture notes; writings; a journal; and a biography of Benjamin Waterhouse.

William Heberden papers

Collection Identifier: H MS c25
Overview:

The William Heberden papers, 1790-1837 (inclusive), consist of reports by Heberden (1767-1845) on the health of King George III of Great Britain to the Committee Appointed to Examine the Physicians who have Attended His Majesty during His Illness, and reports generated by that committee; manuscripts and article drafts by Heberden on management of the sick, classification of skin diseases, nervous disorders, the weather, and education; and a thesis on medical history and dropsy.