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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...
Dates: 1793-03-28

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  • Names: Alms-House (Philadelphia, Pa.) X
  • Subject: Smallpox -- Vaccination X