Letter from Benjamin Waterhouse to John Mellen and the Selectmen of the Town of Cambridge

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Title

Letter from Benjamin Waterhouse to John Mellen and the Selectmen of the Town of Cambridge

Subject

Waterhouse, Benjamin, 1754-1846 (author)
Vaccination
Cambridge (Mass.). Selectmen
Correspondence

Description

This letter from Waterhouse proposes that Cambridge initiate a general vaccination program for all its citizens—“adopting that easy substitute afforded them by Divine Goodness”—and vaccinate the poor without charge.

Abstract

Autograph letter signed from Benjamin Waterhouse in Cambridge, Massachusetts to John Mellen and the Selectmen of the Town of Cambridge

Creator

Waterhouse, Benjamin, 1754-1846

Date Created

1809, circa

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

1 manuscript letter

Language

English

Type

text

Identifier

DigID0002472
DigID0002473

Provenance

Purchased for the Harvard Medical Library, 1939

Files

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Citation

Waterhouse, Benjamin, 1754-1846, “Letter from Benjamin Waterhouse to John Mellen and the Selectmen of the Town of Cambridge,” OnView, accessed June 17, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/6629.