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Account book of Benjamin Gale, 1740-1748 (inclusive)
Title
Account book of Benjamin Gale, 1740-1748 (inclusive)
Description
Ledger containing lists of patient names and payments to Dr. Benjamin Gale (1715-1790) of Killingworth (now Clinton), Connecticut, primarily in 1743. Entries mostly included charges for "sundry" items and visits to patients by Gale, who accepted both cash and payment-in-kind.
Account book of Benjamin Gale, 1740-1748 (inclusive). B MS b132.1. Boston Medical Library, Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine, Boston, Mass.
Benjamin Gale (1715-1790), A.B., Yale College, New Haven, Connecticut, was a physician practicing in Killingworth (now Clinton), Connecticut. He studied medicine with Dr. Jared Eliot (1685-1763) and assumed Eliot's practice. In 1765, Gale published "Historical Memoirs, Relating to the Practice of Inoculation for the Small Pox" in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, and he unsuccessfully lobbied the General Asssembly of Connecticut for permission to establish a smallpox hospital. He also was a representative to the General Assembly from 1747 to 1770.
Creator
Gale, Benjamin , 1715-1790
Repository
Countway Medicine
Date
1743-1748
Format
1 6 x 4 inches.
Language
eng
Type
Account books.
Citation
Gale, Benjamin , 1715-1790, “Account book of Benjamin Gale, 1740-1748 (inclusive),” Colonial North American Project at Harvard, accessed May 29, 2017, http://colonialnorthamerican.library.harvard.edu/items/show/12101.