Will of Ezekiel Hersey

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Title

Will of Ezekiel Hersey

Subject

Hersey, Ezekiel, 1709-1770
Harvard Medical School
Wills
Anatomy

Description

In his will, Hingham physician Ezekiel Hersey bequeathed £1,000 to the Harvard Corporation to fund a professorship in anatomy and physic [physiology]. Although it took some years for the Corporation to establish a program of medical study, in 1792, the Hersey legacy was used to endow the first two chairs at the Harvard Medical School—the professorship of anatomy and surgery, filled by John Warren, and the professorship of the theory and practice of physic, filled by Benjamin Waterhouse.

Abstract

Manuscript will of Ezekiel Hersey, bequeathing £1,000 to Harvard to fund the professorship of anatomy and physic

Creator

Hersey, Ezekiel, 1709-1770

Date Created

1770 November 29

Rights

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Access Rights

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Is Part Of

Boston Medical Library Rare Books Collection (B MS Misc.)

Format

text

Extent

1 will

Language

English

Type

text

Provenance

Purchased for the Boston Medical Library, 1970

Files

http://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/file_upload/hersey_will.jpg

Citation

Hersey, Ezekiel, 1709-1770, “Will of Ezekiel Hersey,” OnView, accessed June 21, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/6552.