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John Andrews letter to Dr. James Hollingshead

 Collection
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.

Dates

  • 1793-03-28

Creator

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.

Extent

1 folder

Language of Materials

English

Physical Location

Small collections
Title
John Andrews letter to Dr. James Hollingshead
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

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

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