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John Andrews letter to Dr. James Hollingshead

Identifier: MSS 2/334

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of an autographed letter signed, 28 Mar. 1793, from Dr. John Andrews in Philadelphia, Pa. to Dr. James Hollingshead in Northhampton. Dr. Andrews was responding to Dr. Hollingshead’s request for smallpox vaccine. Dr. Andrews wrote the letter while training at the Philadelphia Almshouse (later Philadelphia General Hospital), and in the letter, he comments on the general character of the patients he treats. Dr. Andrews also lists those individuals graduating with him from the medical department of the University of Pennsylvania, and he mentions his plans for the future.


  • 1793-03-28


Conditions Governing Access

This item is temporarily closed for research while it undergoes conservation and digitization. Conservation is being supported in part by a Federal Save America's Treasures grant administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. We will welcome on-site use of this material again in Spring 2025.

Biographical / Historical

John Andrews was a physician who resided in 1793 in Philadelphia, Pa. He received his M.D. from the medical department of the University of Pennsylvania in 1793. He trained for a period at the Philadelphia Almshouse.


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Part of the Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Repository

19 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia PA 19103 United States