Deed and medical bill of Ezekiel Hersey, 1733 May 16-1740 December 6

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Content Notes

Consists of a fragment of a deed from 1733 related to land purchased by James Hersey and Jeremiah Hersey, signed by Dr. Ezekiel Hersey (1709-1770) and others, and an itemized medical bill for medicines and attendance to Captain Stephen Cushing and his family by Dr. Ezekiel Hersey in Hingham, Massachusetts, from 1734 to 1740.

Biographical Notes

Ezekiel Hersey (1709-1770), A.B., 1728, Harvard College, Cambridge, Massachusetts, was a physician in Hingham, Massachusetts, whose gift of one thousand pounds to support a professorship of of anatomy and physic led to the creation of Harvard Medical School in 1782. The Hersey Professorship of the Theory and Practice of Physic was established at Harvard in 1783 and endowed in 1791 by the wills of Ezekiel Hersey, Sarah Derby (1714-1790), his widow, and Abner Hersey, his younger brother (1722-1787).