Ezekiel Dodge Cushing papers, 1799-1829 (inclusive), undated

Content Notes

The Ezekiel Dodge Cushing papers, 1799-1829 (inclusive), undated, consist primarily of correspondence from Ezekiel Dodge Cushing (1790-1828), a Boston physician, to his parents, Mehetable and Nathaniel Cushing, and his sister Mehetable, regarding his studies at Harvard College and Dartmouth Medical School, his medical practice, family matters, and politics. It also contains legal and financial documents including Cushing's Harvard quarter bills, and documents related to his estate. There is additionally undated, unattributed genealogical information on the Cushing family.
  • Papers are in English.

Biographical Notes

Ezekiel Dodge Cushing (1790-1828), A.B., Harvard College, Cambridge, Massachusetts, M.D., Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire, was a physician practicing in Boston. He was a member of the Massachusetts Medical Society from 1819 until his death. His uncle, Ezekiel Goddard Dodge (1765-1819), was also a physician. After graduating Harvard College in 1808, he matriculated at Dartmouth Medical School, receiving his M.D. in 1811. While there he lived and practiced medicine with Dartmouth Medical School founder Nathan Smith (1762-1829). Following graduation from Dartmouth, Cushing attended medical lectures in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and studied overseas, first at St. Thomas Hospital, London, then at the Paris Hospital. He returned to the United States in 1814 and established his medical practice in Boston.