Ezekiel Goddard Dodge papers, 1789-1819 (inclusive), undated

About this Collection

Creator
Dodge, Ezekiel Goddard , 1765-1819
Type
Correspondence.Invoices.
Collection Title
Ezekiel Goddard Dodge papers, 1789-1819 (inclusive), undated
Language
English
Origin
Massachusetts
Description
.1 cubic feet in 1 flat storage box.
Repository
Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine
Identifier
colonialnorthamerica.library.harvard.edu/990006035080203941
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Subjects
Dodge, Ezekiel Goddard
Delivery of Health Care--history
Real estate investment
Families--Maine--History
Materia medica
Medicine--Maine--History
Physicians--Maine--History
Dysentery--history
History of Medicine
Materia Medica
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Content Notes

The Ezekiel Goddard Dodge papers, 1789-1819 (inclusive), undated, contain correspondence from Ezekiel Dodge (1765-1819), a physicianin Thomaston, Maine, to his sister and brother-in-law, Mehetable and Nathaniel Cushing, and nephew Ezekiel Dodge Cushing, and financial records, including an itemized apothecary bill and a promissory note. The collection also includes the correspondence of Dodge family members, and an abbreviated, undated genealogical sketch of Ezekiel Dodge and Mehetable Cushing.
  • Papers are in English.

Biographical Notes

Ezekiel Goddard Dodge (1765-1819) was a physician practicing in Thomaston, Maine. He was born in Abington, Massachusetts, on 18 April 1765, to Mary Goddard and Ezekiel Dodge (1723-1770), A.B., Harvard College, Cambridge, Massachusetts, a minister. Dodge entered Harvard as a temporary student in 1782, but he was expelled for disciplinary reasons. He subsequently practiced medicine in Warren, Maine, with Micah Packard, before he moved to Thomaston in 1789 and set up his medical practice there. He took on a pupil, Benjamin Webber, of Boston, Massachusetts, who became a partner in the practice for a number of years. In addition to medicine, Dodge was active in local politics, trade, and land speculation.