Invoice to Boston (Mass.) for smallpox inoculations by John Warren, 1792

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About this Item

Creator
Warren, John , 1753-1815
Type
Invoices.
Language
English
Origin
Massachusetts
Description
1 manuscript.
Date
1792
Repository
Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine
Identifier
colonialnorthamerica.library.harvard.edu/990145775180203941

Content Notes

Bill listing money owed to Dr. John Warren (1753-1815) by the city of Boston, Massachusetts, for inoculating and attending to 36 named adults and their children in 1792.

Biographical Notes

John Warren (1753-1815), A.B., honorary M.D., Harvard College, Cambridge, Massachusetts, was a physician and founder of Harvard Medical School in 1782. After graduating Harvard in 1771, he studied medicine with his brother Joseph Warren (1741-1775) and with Edward Augustus Holyoke (1728-1829) in Salem, Massachusetts. After the outbreak of the Revolutionary War, Warren served as surgeon in the Continental Army. He was appointed professor of anatomy and surgery from 1782 to 1791 and Hersey Professor of Anatomy and Surgery from 1791 to 1815 at Harvard Medical School, and through his career was associated with the school and with Massachusetts General Hospital. Warren was also one of the founders of the Massachusetts Medical Society (1781) and belonged to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Humane Society of Massachusetts.