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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.
The American Academy of Dental Science records reflect the work and administration of the Academy, founded 1867 in Boston, Massachusetts, as a professional organization for dentists. Records include correspondence, member photographs, membership ledgers, and minute books including notes from meetings through the nineteenth century into the 1960s.
The Benjamin Waterhouse papers, 1797-1829 (inclusive), consist of Waterhouse's (1754-1846) letters to colleagues, including Lyman Spalding (1775-1821), concerning smallpox inoculation and other medical topics. There are also copies of manuscript letters to the Harvard Corporation in which Waterhouse defends himself against allegations he was working against the interests of Harvard Medical School.
The Brigham and Women’s Hospital records are the product of the hospital’s administrative, fundraising, publication, and public relations activities, the bulk of which cover the years 1980 through 2000. The collection is open-ended and new records are added as they are acquired.
Records in the Carl W. Walter Papers were created by Walter during the course of his career as a medical researcher, founder of Fenwal Laboratories, and member of the Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, faculty. The collection includes: correspondence, photographs, film reels, speeches, meeting minutes, notebooks, and research files.
The papers consist of correspondence and financial documentation reflecting the family life and professional work of Darwin DeForrest Douglass, an artificial limb designer and maker.
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.
H. P. (Henry Pickering) Bowditch (1840-1911) established the first physiological laboratory at Harvard Medical School and taught at the school for 35 years. The collection consists mainly of correspondence but also includes family research records, personal papers including military records, lectures, writings, and manuscript materials.
The Hyman Morrison papers (1899-1970) consist of personal and professional correspondence, records of research activity, and miscellaneous records from the career of Hyman Morrison as a physician, an active member of the Boston, Massachusetts Jewish and medical communities, and a medical historian.
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).
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.
The Katherine Rodgers Denckla collection of records about George C. Cotzias, 1960-1979 (inclusive), consists of writings and publications collected by Denckla related to Cotzias' research on Parkinson’s disease and its treatment using L-dopa, a drug Cotzias developed. Denckla was a princial funder of Cotzia's research.