Commonplace book, 1782.
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- Seth Hastings and Seth Hastings, Jr. commonplace books, medical records, and papers, 177218301772-1830 (inclusive), undated.
- Center for the History of Medicine (Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine)
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Contains notes on elements and ingredients -- including wine, bark, iron, copper, lead, and opium -- and their medicinal properties. There are also several pages of notes on biblical figures. One section is entitled "Signs of disease taken from Boerhaave," and there are also notes on the treatment of nerves taken from a work by Robert Whytt. Additional content includes notes on ways urine can indicate disease.