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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...

Benjamin Waterhouse papers

Collection Identifier: B MS c10
Overview:

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.

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...

Ezekiel Dodge Cushing papers

Collection Identifier: B MS c14
Overview: The Ezekiel Dodge Cushing papers, 1799-1828 (inclusive), undated, consist primarily of correspondence from Ezekiel Dodge Cushing (1790-1828), a Boston physician, to his parents, Mehetable and Nathaniel Cushing, and his sister Mehetable, regarding his studies at Harvard College and Dartmouth Medical School, his medical practice, family matters, and politics. It also contains legal and financial documents including Cushing's Harvard quarter bills, and documents related to his estate. There is...

Ezekiel Goddard Dodge papers

Collection Identifier: B MS c16
Overview: The Ezekiel Goddard Dodge papers, 1789-1819 (inclusive), undated, contain correspondence from Ezekiel Dodge (1765-1819), a physician in Thomaston, Maine, to his sister and brother-in-law, Mehetable and Nathaniel Cushing, and nephew Ezekiel Dodge Cushing, and financial records, including an itemized apothecary bill and a promissory note. The collection also includes the correspondence of Dodge family members, and an abbreviated, undated genealogical sketch of Ezekiel Dodge and Mehetable...

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.

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).

James Howard Means papers, 1935-1971 (inclusive)

Collection — Box: 01Identifier: GA 54
Scope and Contents:

Collection includes material related to a planned biography of Robert James Graves which Means never completed; correspondence and a reprint of his 1963 piece “Homo medicus Americanus”; a copy of Means’s speech presenting the Kober Medal to William B. Castle in 1962; and records related to the Massachusetts Community Organization Service, the Hospital Planning Council of Greater Boston, and the Massachusetts General Hospital longevity study.

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...

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.

John Winthrop papers

Collection Identifier: B MS c56
Overview:

The John Winthrop papers, 1651-1879 (inclusive), 1651-1663 (bulk), undated, consist primarily of correspondence from residents of New England seeking medical advice from John Winthrop (1606-1676), accompanied by handwritten transcriptions created at an unknown date. There is also a letter from a Winthrop ancestor regarding donation of the papers to the Boston Medical Library.

Levi Bartlett papers

Collection Identifier: B MS c54
Overview:

The Levi Bartlett papers, 1781-1823 (inclusive), undated, contain correspondence of Levi Bartlett (1763-1828) with family, including his brother Ezra Bartlett (1770-1848), business and medical colleagues, and friends, concerning domestic, financial, medical, and political matters. There is also correspondence from his business associate William Currier pertaining to their trading ventures, and assorted financial accounts.

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...

Samuel Bancroft Barlow papers

Collection Identifier: B MS c85
Overview:

The Samuel Bancroft Barlow papers, 1798-1876, consist of letters from other Barlows concerning the family's genealogy, research notes and manuscript family histories by Barlow, and printed circulars and certificates from medical institutions and societies and the Massachusetts Militia. There are also letters from colleagues and associates including physicians Eli Ives (1779-1861), Joseph F. Jewett (1788-1859), and Vincent Holcombe, and a small amount of legal documents.

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...

Vernacular Archive of Normal Volunteers (VANV)

Collection Identifier: H MS c464
Content Description: The Vernacular Archive of Normal Volunteers (VANV), 1940-2018 (inclusive) is a collection of oral histories, associated archival documents, and project records created and collected by Laura Jeanine Morris Stark (born 1975) to explore the lives of the first “normal control” research subjects at the Clinical Center of the United States National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland who were recruited through NIH’s Normal Volunteer Patient Program. The Normal Volunteer Patient...

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.

William Cranch Bond Fifield papers

Collection Identifier: B MS c3
Overview: The William Cranch Bond Fifield papers, 1626-1970 (inclusive), 1841-1896 (bulk), consist of letters from various correspondents regarding medical and surgical cases, treatment and remedies, Fifield's memberships and activities in medical societies, and his professional appointments, as well as papers and correspondence of his father, Dr. Noah Fifield, his brother, George Fordyce Fifield, and physician Cotton Tufts, admission cards to Harvard Medical School lectures, and assorted printed...

William Heberden papers

Collection Identifier: H MS c24
Overview: The William Heberden papers, 1740-1786 (inclusive), contain manuscripts by English physician William Heberden (1710-1801) about the use of amulets and magic in medicine, a lecture on the medicinal uses of plants, and notes and prescriptions. Also includes correspondence addressed to Heberden from Stephen Hales (1677-1761), who reports his successful use of ventilators on ships and discusses the evils of strong liquor; a few letters of others concerning cure for bladder stones; obituaries;...

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.