Notebook of William McKinstry, 1754-1768

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Content Notes

Notebook kept by Dr. William McKinstry (1732-1776) in Hartford, Connecticut, and Taunton, Massachusetts, from 1754 to 1768 containing medicinal recipes, patient case notes, mathematical calculations, and an agreement forMcKinstry to take on a medical apprentice. Thereis also a discourse on tumors.

Biographical Notes

William McKinstry (1732-1776) studied medicine in Connecticut before establishing a medical practice in Taunton, Massachusetts, in the late 1750s. He and his family were Loyalists during the Revolutionary War, and they evacuated Boston with British forces in 1776. McKinstry died shortly thereafter of consumption aboard an army hospital ship bound for Halifax, Nova Scotia.