Subject Source: Medical Subject Headings
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Identifier: MSS 2/323
Scope and Contents The collection consists of an autographed letter signed, 14 Oct. 1808, from physician Benjamin Rush, 1746-1813, to a Mr. Mulford. The letter is a prescription sent or given to Mr. Mulford, who was suffering from an ailment affecting his lungs. The letter lists guidelines to follow regarding nutrition, exercise, dress, and sleep. It also recommends bloodletting and blistering in the event of chest pain or heavy coughing.
Identifier: MSS 395
Content Description This collection contains a single letter, circa 1889, written by Richard J. H. Hatchett to a colleague about Hatchett's strong belief in bloodletting.
Dates: circa 1889