Collection ID: M.16

Collection context

Summary

Date:
1772-1938 and undated
Abstract:
The Medical and Scientific Collection contains various medical journals and personal documents regarding illness. Documents include various notebooks kept during medical school as well as during practice by several Waterbury doctors. Also included in the collection are city announcements on recent outbreaks of diseases such as Typhoid fever and on the effectiveness of the smallpox inoculation. Also represented are various personal accounts regarding illnesses such as whooping cough.
Extent:
.48 Linear Feet and 2 manuscript boxes
Language:
English .

Background

Rules or conventions:
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Scope and Content:

The Medical and Scientific Collection contains documents from 1772-1938 and undated. The documents are arranged in succession.

The Medical and Scientific Collection contains various medical journals and personal documents regarding illness. The collection contains various notebooks kept during medical school as well as during practice by various Waterbury doctors. Also included in the collection are city announcements on recent outbreaks of diseases such as Typhoid fever and on the effectiveness of the smallpox inoculation. Also represented are various personal accounts regarding illnesses such as whooping cough

Biographical / Historical:

The Medical and Scientific Collection contains documents compiled by the Mattatuck Museum. The documents were collected over a period of years and cover the dates between 1772-1938 and undated.

The Medical and Scientific Collection contain various medical journals and personal documents regarding illness. The collection contains various notebooks kept during medical school as well as during practice by various Waterbury doctors. Also included in the collection are city announcements on recent outbreaks of diseases such as Typhoid fever and on the effectiveness of the smallpox inoculation. Also represented are various personal accounts regarding illnesses such as whooping cough.

Access

LOCATION OF THIS COLLECTION:
63 Prospect St
Waterbury, CT, USA
CONTACT:
(203) 753-0381
scrawford@mattmuseum.org