Letter from Benjamin Waterhouse to Wooster Beach

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Title

Letter from Benjamin Waterhouse to Wooster Beach

Subject

Correspondence
Waterhouse, Benjamin, 1754-1846 (author)
Botany, Medical
Materia medica
Beach, W. (Wooster), 1794-1868

Description

One of the most notable supporters of Samuel Thomson was Benjamin Waterhouse, formerly Harvard's Hersey Professor of the Theory and Practice of Physic. Here, in a letter to Wooster Beach (1794-1868), founder of the eclectic medical movement, Waterhouse states he has "seen so many unequivocal instances of substantial benefit in chronic disorders from the use of the lobelia emetic and the subsequent cleansing of the whole tract of the intestines, and the elimination of the secretory glands, and various vessels between the bowels and the skin by means of the steam, or vapour bath, that I must be blind, or will fully shut my eyes to conviction not to acknowledge its salutiferous efficacy."

Abstract

Letter from Benjamin Waterhouse, Cambridge, Mass., to Wooster Beach, New York, concerning Thomsonian medicine

Creator

Waterhouse, Benjamin, 1754-1846

Date Created

1836 July 20-23

Rights

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Access Rights

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Is Part Of

Papers of Benjamin Waterhouse, 1786-1836 (inclusive). H MS c16.1

Format

text

Extent

excerpt (1 page) from manuscript letter

Language

English

Type

text

Identifier

DigID0002548

Provenance

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

Files

http://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/file_upload/0002548_dref.jpg

Citation

Waterhouse, Benjamin, 1754-1846, “Letter from Benjamin Waterhouse to Wooster Beach,” OnView, accessed May 22, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/12601.