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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...

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...

Henry Pickering Bowditch papers

Collection Identifier: H MS c5
Overview:

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.

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 Jackson Putnam papers

Collection Identifier: H MS c4
Overview: The James Jackson Putnam papers consist of records either created or collected by Putnam during his life or collected by his widow, Marian Cabot Putnam, after his death. The bulk of the collection is correspondence, most of it either from or to James Jackson Putnam. Correspondents include members of the Putnam, Morse, Shattuck, Cabot, and Jackson families as well as Sigmund Freud, Ernest Jones, Carl Jung, Boris Sidis, and Morton Prince, among other medical colleagues in the United States 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.

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...

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...

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...