Waterhouse Family Bible

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Title

Waterhouse Family Bible

Subject

Vaccination
Waterhouse, Benjamin, 1754-1846
Bible records
Smallpox

Description

The flyleaves and end papers of Bibles were often used to record the births, deaths, and marriages of family members. But this Bible, belonging to the Waterhouse family, was used to record Benjamin Waterhouse's cowpox inoculations of his children, Daniel, Benjamin, Mary, and Elizabeth, and two servants, Samuel Carter and Kesiah Flag, during the summer of 1800, and their subsequent exposures to smallpox by Dr. William Aspinwall. According to Waterhouse, all were again exposed to smallpox seven years later and suffered no ill effects "which was done to convince the faithless, and silence the mischievous."

Abstract

Family records recorded in the Waterhouse family Bible, recording cowpox inoculations and exposure to smallpox

Creator

Unknown

Publisher

T. Wright and W. Gill

Date Created

1772

Rights

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Access Rights

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Is Part Of

Uncataloged

Format

text

Extent

excerpt (1 page)

Language

English

Type

text

Identifier

DigID0002451

Provenance

Gift of Mary Ware Sampson and Margaret Thayer Lancaster to the Harvard Medical Library, 1941

Files

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Citation

Unknown, “Waterhouse Family Bible,” OnView: Digital Collections & Exhibits, accessed December 9, 2018, http://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/6621.

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