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Smallpox inoculation orders issued by Boston (Mass.) Overseers of the Poor, 1792-1793 (inclusive)
Boston (Mass.), Overseers of the Poor., creator
Appleton, Nathaniel Walker, 1755-1795, correspondent.
Danforth, Samuel, 1740-1827, correspondent.
Homans, John, 1753-1800, correspondent.
Spooner, Gulielmus, 1760-1836, correspondent.
Warren, John, 1753-1815, correspondent.
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Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine
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Boston (Mass.) ;  Boston (Mass.). , Overseers of the Poor. ;  Medical care -- Massachusetts -- History -- 18th century ;  Poor -- Medical care -- Massachusetts -- History -- 18th century ;  Public health -- Massachusetts -- History -- 18th century ;  Public health -- history ;  Smallpox -- Massachusetts -- History -- 18th century ;  History of Medicine ;  Smallpox -- history ;  Smallpox -- prevention & control ;  Smallpox -- vaccination

Public Health, 1700-1799

Medical Education and Practice


Contains smallpox inoculation orders issued for various wards in Boston from the Overseers of the Poor to local physicians including Harvard Medical School founder John Warren (1753-1815), Samuel Danforth (1740-1827), John Homans (1753-1800), Nathaniel Walker Appleton (1755-1795), and William Spooner (1760-1836). There are also several bills to Boston for inoculation services.

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Smallpox inoculation orders issued by Boston (Mass.) Overseers of the Poor, 1792-1793 (inclusive). 1.Ku.14. Boston Medical Library, Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine, Harvard University, Boston, Mass.

Established by a colonial act in 1692 and incorporated in 1772, the Boston Overseers of the Poor provided relief to “deserving” persons in the form of food, fuel, medicine, and money.
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  Colonial North American Project at Harvard University

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