Medical bill from Edward Augustus Holyoke to Benjamin Shillabar, 1800 January 6
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- Holyoke, Edward Augustus , 1728-1829
- 1 manuscript
- Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine
Receipted medical bill rendered to Benjamin Shillabar from Dr. Edward Augustus Holyoke (1728-1829) on 6 January 1800 for attendance and administration of medicines to the Shillabar family in Salem, Massachusetts, from 29 March 1784 to 1 December 1800. Payment was noted as received by Holyoke on 6 January 1800, possibly in error; the date was most likely 1 January 1801.
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.