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James Thacher correspondence

Collection Identifier: B MS c1
Overview: The James Thacher correspondence, 1781-1842 (inclusive), contains the letters of Plymouth, Massachusetts, physician and medical historian James Thacher (1754-1844) to his sister, Fear (Thatcher) Goodwin, and brother-in-law, John Goodwin, in Portland, Maine, primarily discussing family matters and local news, the death of children, and medical issues, and correspondence to fellow physicians John Wakefield Francis (1789-1861) and Timothy Lindall Jennison (1761-1845) about medicine and...

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...