[HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL.] ABBOT, JOHN. (1759-1843). ALS. (“J. Abbot”). 2pp. 8vo. On a single folded sheet with the integral address leaf attached. Cambridge, December 5 [1783?]. To Abbot’s younger brother Ezra Abbot (1760-1844).
“I have heard from home very seldom this Quarter, & from you as seldom as from any one. If I do not forget, little Phebe is the only one who has been so kind as to write this quarter. However, I shall reprove you no otherwise, then by writing to you out of turn; if that is any mortification to you, you are very welcome.
This afternoon & evening, the three Medical Professors, viz. Doctors, Warren, Waterhouse & Dexter, delivered in bublici (sic. public) a lecture each, as introductory to their stated lectures. They will, it is hoped, do honor to the University, their Constituents & themselves; and do essential service to the Community by advancing knowledge in their respective branches. They are all esteemed men of the first abilities in their profession. Dr Warren has had great experience, & has for some time been esteemed one of the greatest Anatomists & Surgeons in the State. Dr Waterhouse has had a regular Medical education at the University if Leyden, & studyed (sic.) with some of the most approved Physicians in Europe. Dr Dexter, tho’ a young gentleman, has distinguished himself, & become very famous as a Chymist (sic.).