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Papers of Zabdiel Boylston Adams, 1861-1981 (inclusive), 1861-1894 (bulk)
Adams, Zabdiel Boylston, 1829-1902, creator
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[Interesting reminiscences of a long professional life, Mar. 6, 1894. H MS c49.4 Provides access to page images of this portion of the collection.] 
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Countway Medicine
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Adams, Zabdiel Boylston , 1829-1902 ;  United States. , Army. , Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, 7th (1861-1864) ;  Surgery, Military ;  United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 ;  United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Medical care

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Contains Adams' letters, 1861-1865, written to his family, describing military camp life, battles, maneuvers, medical activities, and family matters. Also includes his account of the Wilderness battle; history of the 7th Massachusetts Regiment; reminiscences written in 1884 and 1894 of his military and professional activities; and war diary, 1862-1863. Additional material consists of clippings of newspaper reports, 1862, and notice and poster, 1981, for a lecture on Adams for the bicentennial celebration of Massachusetts Medical Society.

Adams (Harvard, M.D. 1853) served as an army surgeon during the Civil War. After the war he had a medical practice in Framingham, Mass. and was medical examiner of the Eighth Middlesex District from 1890 to 1902. He was an ardent advocate of vaccination.

Papers of Zabdiel Boylston Adams, 1861-1981 (inclusive). H MS c49. Harvard Medical Library in the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine, Harvard University, Boston, Mass.

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