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Cholera Epidemics in the 19th Century

The Great Plague of London, 1665

The Boston Smallpox Epidemic, 1721

“Pestilence” and the Printed Books of the Late 15th Century

Spanish Influenza in North America, 1918–1919

Syphilis, 1494–1923

Tropical Diseases and the Construction of the Panama Canal, 1904–1914

Tuberculosis in Europe and North America, 1800–1922

The Yellow Fever Epidemic in Philadelphia, 1793

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Papers of James Jackson, 1800-1867 (inclusive)
Jackson, James, 1777-1867, creator
Jackson, James, 1810-1834
HOLLIS IDDigital Object
[Letters to James Jackson [Jr.], [1827?]-1833. H MS c8.1, folders 1-9 Provides access to page images of this portion of the collection.] 
Digital Object
[Letters to James Jackson [Sr.], 1831-1833. H MS c8.2, folders 1-16 Provides access to page images of this portion of the collection.] 
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Countway Medicine
7 boxes.
mixed material
Medicine -- France ;  Jackson, James , 1777-1867 ;  Jackson, James , 1810-1834 ;  Harvard Medical School. ;  Medicine -- Study and teaching ;  Medicine -- United States ;  Cholera -- France ;  Brain -- Diseases ;  Facial paralysis

P.C.A. Louis, 1787–1872

Medical Education and Practice

James Jackson, 1777-1867

Concepts of Contagion and Epidemics

Cholera Epidemics in the 19th Century

Contains correspondence with colleagues, friends, and family members concerning medical treatments, Harvard Medical School, business matters and family affairs. Correspondence, 1831-1833, between Jackson and his son James Jackson, Jr. pertains to the son's medical studies in Europe, including cases of cholera he was studying in Paris and the differences between French and American medicine. Contains other correspondence of James Jackson, Jr.; also letters of condolence sent to James Jackson, Sr. on the occasion of his son's early death. Additional material includes reports, notes, and letters of James Jackson, Sr. on topics such as brain disease and facial palsy; his notes on patients and other matters; business and financial accounts; certificates, diplomas, family memorabilia, and printed material.

Jackson (Harvard, M.D. 1809) was Hersey Professor of the Theory and Practice of Physic at Harvard Medical School from 1812 to 1836 and dean of the Medical School from 1820 to 1821. He was involved in the introduction of smallpox vaccination in New England and was one of the founders of Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

Papers of James Jackson, 1800-1867 (inclusive). H MS c8. Harvard Medical Library in the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine, Harvard University, Boston, Mass.

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