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Benjamin Waterhouse Autograph Note Signed

Category: Science
Item Number: 13511
Price: $2,500

Benjamin Waterhouse

American physician who was convinced of the practicality of Edward Jenner's vaccine against smallpox. His work led to the eradication of smallpox in the Americas. Autograph note signed, [after 1814]. Waterhouse writes, "Please to exchange this vol. of Ld. [John Baker-Holroyd, Earl] Sheffield's works of [historian Edward] Gibbon for the 4th." Boldly signed, "B. Waterhouse." An extremely scarce note by the famed Harvard professor and early advocate of vaccination in America. Glue traces at edges, age-toned, otherwise in very good condition. An edition of Gibbon's Miscellaneous Works, edited by Sheffield was first issued in more than three volumes in 1814; volume IV includes his classical and critical works.

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