Bartlett, Elisha, 1804-1855Alternative names
New England physician.
From the description of Elisha Bartlett letters, 1839-1841. (Duke University). WorldCat record id: 34837883
Elisha Bartlett was a physician, professor of medicine, and author. He lectured at various medical schools including Transylvania University and the University of Louisville. Bartlett was a leading authority on typhoid fever. He was also the first mayor of Lowell, Massachusetts.
From the description of Elisha Bartlett papers, 1821-1936 (inclusive). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702168807
From the guide to the Elisha Bartlett papers, 1821-1936, (Manuscripts and Archives)
Elisha Bartlett, the son of Otis and Waite Buffum Bartlett, was born in Smithfield, Rhode Island, on October 6, 1804. He attended a Quaker school in New York, had several medical internships, received an M.D. from Brown University in 1826, and studied medicine in Paris from around 1826-1827. Upon his return, he moved to Lowell, Massachusetts, where he established a local practice and developed an interest in local politics. Bartlett became Lowell's first mayor in 1836 and served two terms in the Massachusetts state legislature in the 1840s. In addition to practicing medicine, he taught at the Berkshire Medical Institution, Transylvania University, Vermont Medical College, the University of Maryland, the University of Louisville, New York University, and Columbia College. He published extensively during his life. He and his wife, Elizabeth Slater, married in 1829 and had 2 children. Elisha Bartlett died on July 19, 1855.
Thomas Buffum, Waite Buffum Bartlett's brother and uncle of Elisha Bartlett, was born on June 2, 1776. He and his wife, Maria, lived in Smithfield, Rhode Island, and had five children: Horace, John, James, Thomas A., and David. Horace, John, and James all moved to Illinois around the 1830s, and to California by the late 1840s.
From the guide to the Buffum-Bartlett papers, 1836-1853, (William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan)
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|Smithfield (R.I. : Town)|
|United States--Politics and government--1815-1861|
|Internal migrants--United States|
|Voyages and travels|
|Medical education--United States--History--19th century|