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Account books of William Aspinwall, 1776-1812 (inclusive)
Account books of William Aspinwall, 1776-1812 (inclusive)
Title
Account books of William Aspinwall, 1776-1812 (inclusive)
Description
Two account books containing entries noting patients visited, fees charged, and small accounts of Dr. William Aspinwall (1743-1823) in Boston and Brookline, Massachusetts, from 1776 to 1812. He includes sections for "Women's Accounts" with charges generally rendered to their husbands or other male relatives. There is also an entry charging the town of Cambridge, Massachusetts, four dollars and fifty cents for medicines and attendance to a boy who contracted smallpox.
Title devised by cataloger.
Account books of William Aspinwall, 1776-1812 (inclusive). B MS b172.1. Boston Medical Library, Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine, Boston, Mass.
William Aspinwall (1743-1823), A.B., 1764, Harvard College, Cambridge, Massachusetts, was a physician in Brookline, Massachusetts. He studied medicine in Philadelphia at the Pennsylvania Hospital. During the American Revolutionary War, Aspinwall served as a surgeon in the Continental Army and oversaw two military hospitals in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts. He opened a smallpox hospital on his Brookline farm in 1788, where Harvard Medical School professor Benjamin Waterhouse sent his children to be inoculated after he had vaccinated them with cowpox matter in 1800.
Creator
Aspinwall, William , 1743-1823
Aspinwall, William , 1743-1823
Repository
Countway Medicine
Date
1783-1798
Format
2
Language
eng
Type
Account books.
Citation
Aspinwall, William , 1743-1823 and Aspinwall, William , 1743-1823, “Account books of William Aspinwall, 1776-1812 (inclusive),” Colonial North American Project at Harvard, accessed September 24, 2017, http://colonialnorthamerican.library.harvard.edu/items/show/12112.