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Medicine -- United States -- History -- 18th century

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Elizabeth Drinker diaries

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-018
Overview Elizabeth was a colonial era Quaker and prolific journal writer. Elizabeth's diaries are composed of her personal reflections of the day-to-day life of a wealthy Quaker woman in colonial Philadelphia. The majority of Elizabeth’s entries detail her daily life, including social calls with other Quaker families and individuals, the births, deaths, and marriages within her community, and attendance at, and descriptions of, weekly and monthly Quaker meetings. Elizabeth’s description of events during...
Dates: 1758-1800

James & Drinker account book

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-08-008
Overview The account book for doctors James and Drinker records payments made and received. Payments were often made in bonds or cash.
Dates: 1757-1802

Margaret Hill Morris diary

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-049
Overview Margaret Hill Morris was a colonial Quaker woman who lived outside of Philadelphia during the American Revolutionary War. The entries detail Morris’s experiences during the early years of the war, including her fears for her family, the movement through her town of various military groups, and her treatment of the sick and injured at surrounding military camps.
Dates: 1776-1778