Smallpox inoculation orders issued by Boston (Mass.) Overseers of the Poor, 1792-1793 (inclusive)

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Content Notes

Contains smallpox inoculation orders issued for various wards in Boston from the Overseers of the Poor to local physicians including Harvard Medical School founder John Warren (1753-1815), Samuel Danforth (1740-1827), John Homans (1753-1800), Nathaniel Walker Appleton (1755-1795), and William Spooner (1760-1836). There are also several bills to Boston for inoculation services.

Biographical Notes

Established by a colonial act in 1692 and incorporated in 1772, the Boston Overseers of the Poor provided relief to "deserving" persons in the form of food, fuel, medicine, and money.