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One of the earliest handwritten Colonial medical documents: A 1709 handwritten medical bill for services performed, including bloodletting, by Dr. Samuel Law from Concord, Massachusetts

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Title

One of the earliest handwritten Colonial medical documents: A 1709 handwritten medical bill for services performed, including bloodletting, by Dr. Samuel Law from Concord, Massachusetts

Subject

Bloodletting
Invoices
Knight, Ebenezer
Patients--North America--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775

Description

A very early handwritten colonial medical bill from the turn of the 18th century. This original document is thrice dated 1709, Concord, Massachusetts, where Dr. Samuel Law has signed as giving medical service to Ebenezer Knight, including drugs and blood letting, signed at the lower right by Dr. Samuel Law Phisican.

Creator

Law, Samuel, 1680-1727

Publisher

Digitized by the rights holder

Date

September 25, 1709

Language

English

Type

Invoices

Identifier

law_invoice

Spatial Coverage

Concord, Mass.

Temporal Coverage

Eighteenth century

Provenance

Andy Anderson

Rights Holder

Anonymous. Name available upon request.

Citation

Law, Samuel, 1680-1727, “One of the earliest handwritten Colonial medical documents: A 1709 handwritten medical bill for services performed, including bloodletting, by Dr. Samuel Law from Concord, Massachusetts,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed June 15, 2021, https://www.cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/8153.