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Doctor Daniel Brigham's Book, 1789-1810 (inclusive)
Title
Doctor Daniel Brigham's Book, 1789-1810 (inclusive)
Description
Ledger maintained by Dr. Daniel Brigham (1760-1837) containing financial accounts for medical patients treated primarily in Northborough, Westborough, and Marlborough, Massachusetts from 1789 to 1837. The ledger details the charges for medical services and the corresponding payments, often made by payment-in-kind. Common charges included a shilling for a visit and administration of cathartics, emetics, or anodynes. Extraction of a tooth cost eight pence, and Brigham charged one woman nine shillings for delivering her son. A number of entries are obscured by pasted-in newspaper articles.
Title transcribed by cataloger as found on manuscript endpaper.
Doctor Daniel Brigham's Book, 1789-1810 (inclusive). B MS b257.1. Boston Medical Library, Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine, Boston, Mass.
Related collections in the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine: Account book of Daniel Brigham, 1781-1798 (inclusive). B MS b103.
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 American Revolutionary War.
Creator
Brigham, Daniel , 1760-1837
Brigham, Daniel , 1760-1837
Repository
Countway Medicine
Date
1789-1794
Format
1 16 x 6 inches.
Language
eng
Type
Account books.
Citation
Brigham, Daniel , 1760-1837 and Brigham, Daniel , 1760-1837, “Doctor Daniel Brigham's Book, 1789-1810 (inclusive),” Colonial North American Project at Harvard, accessed April 26, 2017, http://colonialnorthamerican.library.harvard.edu/items/show/12127.