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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...

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...

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 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...

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...

Oglesby Paul papers

Collection Identifier: H MS c291
Overview: The Oglesby Paul papers, 1867-2008 (inclusive), 1980-2004 (bulk), consist of records generated by Oglesby Paul (1916-2007) throughout the course of his career as a cardiologist, cardiological researcher, and an historian. Paul wrote biographies of Paul Dudley White (1886-1973) and Francis Weld Peabody (1881-1927), as well as a history of the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts (1999). Other material includes records from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute's Multiple...

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 Hamilton Tyler papers

Collection Identifier: B MS c51
Overview:

The William Hamilton Tyler Hamilton papers, 1799-1927, consist of a handwritten copy of his memoirs, a student notebook from his medical courses at Columbia College, volumes of notes on medicine, botany, surveying, and copied verses, and certificates related to Tyler's study and practice of medicine. Also included are letters from the Tuttle Company to the Boston Medical Library about purchasing the collection.

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.