Medical bill from Zabdiel Boylston to Thomas Finch, 1719

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About this Item

Creator
Boylston, Zabdiel , 1679-1766
Type
Invoices.
Language
English
Origin
Massachusetts
Description
1 manuscript.
Date
1719
Repository
Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine
Identifier
colonialnorthamerica.library.harvard.edu/990145776090203941

Content Notes

Itemized medical bill in the amount of four pounds, eight shillings, and six pence, from Dr. Zabdiel Boylston (1679-1766) to Thomas Finch for services including visits to Finch and his wife, and administration of medicines such as emetics, cathartics, and diuretics, from 3 June to 4 November 1719.

Biographical Notes

Zabdiel Boylston (1679-1766) was the first physician to perform inoculation in America during the 1721 smallpox epidemic in Boston, Massachusetts. Boylston also performed the first surgery in the colonies to remove gall bladder stones in 1710, and he was the first surgeon to remove a breast tumor in 1718.