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Smallpox -- Vaccination

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David Lewis autograph letters

Identifier: MSS 2/045
Scope and Contents Letters describe David W. Lewis’s life and experiences as a medical student at Jefferson Medical College, 1845-1846, and his first private practice in Ebensburg, Pa., in 1846. Most of the content dwells on the difficulties of Lewis’ separation from his fiancee, Maria; there is also a great deal of religious speculation. One letter, 11 Dec. 1845, mentions illness among the students, and another, [ca. 7 Jan. 1846], describes an outbreak of smallpox in Philadelphia and a debate over vaccination as...
Dates: 1845 - 1846