• Co-founder, Professor Of Harvard Medical School Benjamin Waterhouse

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    BENJAMIN WATERHOUSE (1754-1846) was an American physician, co-founder and professor of Harvard Medical School. He is well known for being the first doctor to test the smallpox vaccine in the United States. Waterhouse was among the first American colonists to receive an extensive European medical education, studying with John Fothergill in London, taking courses with William Cullen in Edinburgh and receiving his medical degree from the Dutch University at Leiden in 1780.

     

    Offering his bold signature on a small slip 1 ¼ x 4 ¾ in blue ink, obviously removed from a larger document.

     

    One small tear at the bottom reinforced with archival tape. Else very good.

     

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