Records, 1785-1789 (inclusive)
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- Suffolk Medical Society
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- Center for the History of Medicine (Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine)
The Suffolk Medical Society records, 1785-1789 (inclusive), consist of: a 1785 manuscript proposing the formation of the society; 1788-1789 record of meetings; 1787-1788 records of transactions of a council of the society; records of votes and proceedings dated from 1785 to 1789; several manuscripts and drafts of the rules and orders of the society established in 1785 at a meeting in Dedham, Massachusetts; and an undated manuscript label bearing the collection title.
The Suffolk Medical Society was founded in 1785 for physicians practicing in fifteen towns south of Boston, Massachusetts. Its goals were to disseminate medical knowledge among its members, and to suppress "illiberal practices," or quackery, in the region.