Medical bill from Edward Augustus Holyoke to Mary Turner Bowditch, 1782 August 17

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About this Item

Creator
Holyoke, Edward Augustus , 1728-1829
Type
Invoices.
Language
English
Origin
Massachusetts
Description
1 letter.
Date
1782
Repository
Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine
Identifier
colonialnorthamerica.library.harvard.edu/990145977950203941

Content Notes

Receipted medical bill, paid in 1782, rendered by Dr. Edward Augustus Holyoke (1728-1829) to Mary Turner Bowditch for medical attendance from 6 July 1768 to 22 May 1776. The bill is attached to a manuscript containing historical information on the document, which was found in the papers of her son, mathemetician and astronomer Nathaniel Bowditch (1773-1838), and presented to the Massachusetts Medical Society in May 1864 by E. Francis Bowditch.

Biographical Notes

Edward Augustus Holyoke (1728-1829), A.B., 1746, Harvard College, Cambridge, Massachusetts, was a physician in Salem and the son of Harvard's ninth president, Edward Holyoke (1689-1769). He studied medicine under Thomas Berry (1695-1756) of Ipswich, Massachusetts, and once Holyoke's practice was established in Salem, he took on pupils including future Harvard Medical School professors John Collins Warren (1778-1856) and James Jackson (1777-1867). Holyoke was also the first president of the Massachusetts Medical Society from 1782 to 1784.