Letter from Moses Younglove to Sylvanus Fansher

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Title

Letter from Moses Younglove to Sylvanus Fansher

Subject

Younglove, Moses, 1752-1829
Fansher, Sylvanus, 1770-1846
Correspondence
Smallpox vaccine

Description

In response to an inquiry from Sylvanus Fansher (1770-1846), New York physician Moses Younglove sent this letter describing his experiences with smallpox and cowpox inoculation. Younglove claims to have inoculated over 1,400 individuals with only six fatalities before the advent of vaccination. The letter is written on the verso of an 1825 broadside describing Younglove's treatment for smallpox patients.

Abstract

Autograph letter signed from Moses Younglove, Hudson, N.Y., to Sylvanus Fansher, Southbury, Conn.

Creator

Younglove, Moses, 1752-1829

Date Created

1827 March 4

Rights

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Access Rights

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Is Part Of

Hastings family, medical notebooks and papers, 1772-1845. H MS c292. Box 3, folder MM1.

Format

text

Extent

1 manuscript letter (2 pages) and 1 typed transcript (1 page)

Language

English

Identifier

DigID0002828-0002830

Provenance

Purchased for the Harvard Medical Library, 2008

Files

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Citation

Younglove, Moses, 1752-1829, “Letter from Moses Younglove to Sylvanus Fansher,” OnView: Digital Collections & Exhibits, accessed October 22, 2020, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/13012.

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