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Account book of Daniel Brigham, 1781-1798 (inclusive)
Title
Account book of Daniel Brigham, 1781-1798 (inclusive)
Description
Account book maintained by Dr. Daniel Brigham (1760-1830) for services provided to approximately 180 patients, treated primarily in Northborough, Westborough, and Marlborough, Massachusetts, and surrounding towns between 1781 and 1798. The ledger details the charges for his visits to patients and medicines he prescribed. Common charges included one shilling, four pence for Brigham to visit and administer an emetic or cathartic to a patient. A visit and bloodletting by Brigham cost one patient two shillings, eight pence. He charged six shillings to amputate a toe, and eight pence to extract a tooth. Includes an index to patient names. The ledger also records household and miscellaneous expenses of Brigham.
Title devised by cataloger.
Account book of Daniel Brigham, 1781-1798 (inclusive). B MS b103. Boston Medical Library, Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine, Boston, Mass.
Related collections in the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine: Doctor Daniel Brigham's Book, 1789-1810 (inclusive). B MS b257.1.
Daniel Brigham (1760-1837) was a physician who lived in Marlborough and Northborough, Massachusetts. He also served in the Continental Army as a surgeon's mate during the Revolutionary War.
Creator
Brigham, Daniel , 1760-1837
Brigham, Daniel , 1760-1837
Repository
Countway Medicine
Date
1783-1794
Format
1 13 x 8 inches.
Language
eng
Type
Account books.
Citation
Brigham, Daniel , 1760-1837 and Brigham, Daniel , 1760-1837, “Account book of Daniel Brigham, 1781-1798 (inclusive),” Colonial North American Project at Harvard, accessed May 30, 2017, http://colonialnorthamerican.library.harvard.edu/items/show/12116.