Correspondence from Edward Augustus Holyoke to Susanna Holyoke, 1792 September 28
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- Holyoke, Edward Augustus , 1728-1829
- Center for the History of Medicine (Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine)
Correspondence from Edward Augustus Holyoke (1728-1829) to his daughter, Susanna "Sukey" Holyoke (1779-1860), dated 28 September 1792, concerning her return home to Salem, Massachusetts, from Boston, where she had been recuperating from a smallpox inoculation.
Edward Augustus Holyoke (1728-1829), A.B., 1746, Harvard College, Cambridge, Massachusetts, was a physician in Salem and the son of Harvard's ninth president, Edward Holyoke (1689-1769). He studied medicine under Thomas Berry (1695-1756) of Ipswich, Massachusetts, and once Holyoke's practice was established in Salem, he took on pupils including future Harvard Medical School professors John Collins Warren (1778-1856) and James Jackson (1777-1867). Holyoke was also the first president of the Massachusetts Medical Society from 1782 to 1784.