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Medical Flora, or Manual of the Medical Botany of the United States of North America

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Manual of the medical botany of the United States, containing excerpts about American Maidenhair, common hemlock, common dogwood, yellow ladies' slipper, common strawberry, american pennyroyal, common dandelion, and sweet water-lily.

A Treatise on Cholera

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A treatise on cholera with the causes, symptoms, mode of prevention and cure, on a new and successful plan.

Letter from William Clark to Jonathan Clark, 28 May 1809

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Clark writes his brother Jonathan from St. Louis regarding plans to travel east for a visit in the fall and their likely route. He reports how Julia and Lewis are doing, including Lewis being vaccinated with the cowpox and his reaction to being…

Booklet containing record of Thomas Wallace's enslaved persons, 1819

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Record of Thomas Wallace's enslaved persons. In this booklet, he kept track of them by family, births, deaths, etc.

Charles Caldwell letter to J. F. Leaming, 9 December 1820

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Discusses his experience with influenza, the medical school, and the conditions of living in Lexington, which he states, "all is not right with us...even in paradise was found one serpent..." He mentions some tension happening between his wife and a…

Letter from Charles Wilkins Short to Daniel Drake, 17 December 1816.

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Dr. Charles Wilkins Short writes to see if Dr. Daniel Drake was aware of the two species of coffee nut tree. Included is a sketch of the tree's seed pod on the last page. He also addresses the rumors he has heard concerning Drake's relocation to…

Letter from Dr. Daniel Drake to Dr. Charles Wilkins Short, 10 January 1807.

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In his 10 January 1817 reply (to Charles Wilkins Short), Drake states the high probability of there being two species of the coffee nut tree but that no one had recognized it. He also mentions that he had accepted a professorship at Transylvania…

Magendie's Physiology medical publication, 1822

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Medical publication broadside for Magendie's Physiology.

Report of the Committee, appointed to inquire into the condition of the Louisville Hospital

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Report of the committee, appointed to inquire into the condition of the Louisville Hospital, to which is added, the report & petition of the managers of said institution.

A brief sketch of the history of Lexington, Kentucky, and of Transylvania University

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A brief sketch of the history of Lexington, Kentucky, and of Transylvania University : delivered as an introductory lecture to the winter course in the Medical Department of Transylvania University, on Monday evening, November 6th, 1854 / by…