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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
Scope and Content note The collection includes unbound typed transcripts of Drinker’s original diaries, from 1758-1800, though the diaries from 1787-1788 are missing. The diaries are composed of Elizabeth’s 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...
Dates: 1758-1800

James & Drinker account book

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-08-008
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single volume account book for doctors James and Drinker. The volume 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
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of the original, handwritten Revolutionary War diary of Margret Hill Morris, as well as a photocopy of the diary of Margaret Hill Morris. The entries detail Morris’s experiences during the early years of the American Revolutionary War, including her fears for her family, the movement through her town of various military groups, including “Tory Hunters,” “Gondola Men,” and Hessian soldiers. Morris also describes her treatment of the sick and injured at surrounding...
Dates: 1776-1778