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An autograph document from John Quincy Adams, while senator from Massachusetts, defending Dr. Benjamin Waterhouse, first vaccinator in the united states, regarding a controversy over his smallpox vaccine with the Massachusetts Medical Society, circa 1806

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Title

An autograph document from John Quincy Adams, while senator from Massachusetts, defending Dr. Benjamin Waterhouse, first vaccinator in the united states, regarding a controversy over his smallpox vaccine with the Massachusetts Medical Society, circa 1806

Subject

Massachusetts Medical Society
Medicine--Nineteenth century
Smallpox--Vaccination
Waterhouse, Benjamin, 1754-1846

Description

Handwritten manuscript by the future President of the United States, John Quincy Adams, unsigned, four pages on two adjoining sheets, 6.75 x 8, no date but circa early 1800s. Adams defends Dr. Benjamin Waterhouse in his controversy with the Medical Society over the use of a vaccination against smallpox.

Creator

Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848

Publisher

Digitized by the rights holder

Date

circa 1806

Language

English

Type

Manuscripts

Identifier

adams_ms

Spatial Coverage

Massachusetts

Temporal Coverage

Nineteenth century

Provenance

RR Auctions

Rights Holder

Anonymous. Name available upon request.

Citation

Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848, “An autograph document from John Quincy Adams, while senator from Massachusetts, defending Dr. Benjamin Waterhouse, first vaccinator in the united states, regarding a controversy over his smallpox vaccine with the Massachusetts Medical Society, circa 1806,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed September 25, 2021, https://www.cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/8149.