Bowditch, Henry I. (Henry Ingersoll), 1808-1892

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Henry Ingersoll Bowditch, the son of Nathaniel Bowditch and Mary Ingersoll Bowditch, was a physician, author and abolitionist from Salem, Massachusetts.

From the description of Life in the woods for a fortnight : or a trip to Katahdin & Moosehead Lake in the summer of 1856. 1856. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 704274320

U.S. specialist in diseases of the chest.

From the description of Henry Ingersoll Bowditch letter, 1882, Apr. 7, Boston, to Dr. S. McMurtry. (Duke University). WorldCat record id: 34847926

Henry Ingersoll Bowditch (Aug. 9, 1808-Jan. 14, 1892), son of mathematician and astronomer Nathaniel Bowditch, was an abolitionist and physician. He published several books on medicine and public hygiene.

From the guide to the Henry Ingersoll Bowditch Letters (MS 111), 1861-1862, (University of Colorado at Boulder Libraries. Special Collections Dept.)

Charles Babbage was a mathematician and inventor.

From the guide to the Charles Babbage selected correspondence, 1827-1871, 1827-1871, (American Philosophical Society)

Bowditch (Harvard, M.D. 1832) later studied medicine with Louis La Pitié in Paris, and after returning to Boston, Mass., became an abolitionist. He taught clinical medicine at the Harvard Medical School from 1859 to 1867, chaired the first Massachusetts State Board of Health, and co-founded the Boston Society of Medical Observation. Bowditch was an early specialist in diseases of the chest and introduced the practice of thoracentesis. With La Pitié in Paris, he studied diagnosis by ausculation and percussion. Following the Civil War he agitated for the introduction of ambulance service.

From the description of Papers of Henry I. Bowditch. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 77069219

From the description of Papers of Henry Ingersoll Bowditch, 1827-1888 (bulk). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 281429808

Physician, abolitionist and author.

From the description of Letter to an unidentified recipient, 1878 April 24. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 50544379

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referencedIn Letters from various correspondents, 1820-1894. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Photographs of Harvard professors including Oliver W. Holmes, H.W. Longfellow, and James Russell Lowell [manuscript], ca.1864. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Winlock, Joseph, 1826-1875. Letterbook, 1857-1875. American Philosophical Society Library
creatorOf Charles Babbage selected correspondence, 1827-1871, 1827-1871 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Babbage, Charles, 1791-1871. Selected correspondence, 1827-1871. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Francis William Bird papers, 1826-1924 (inclusive), 1847-1889 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Papers, 1836-1942. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Putnam, Katharine Day, 1844-1875. Papers, 1862-1876. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Bowditch, Henry I. (Henry Ingersoll), 1808-1892. Pilgrimage to Appledore by H.I. and E.B. Bowditch, 1858. Harvard University, Medical School, Countway Library
referencedIn Scientists Collection, 1563-1973 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Slavery in the United States collection, 1703-1905. American Antiquarian Society
referencedIn Smithsonian Archives. Ru 26: Office Of The Secretary, Incoming Corres..
creatorOf Hale, John P. (John Parker), 1806-1873. Hale-Chandler papers, 1777-1873. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Hays, Isaac, 1796-1879. Papers, ca. 1820s-1879. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Joseph Winlock letterbook, 1857-1875, 1857-1875 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Bowditch, Henry I. (Henry Ingersoll), 1808-1892. Letter to an unidentified recipient, 1878 April 24. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Smithsonian Archives. James Henry Coffin Papers.
referencedIn Garrison family papers, 1801-1948 (inclusive), 1840-1907 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Silliman, Benjamin, 1779-1864. Benjamin Silliman autograph collection, 1816-1871. Johns Hopkins University, Sheridan Libraries and the Milton S. Eisenhower Library
creatorOf Whittier, John Greenleaf, 1807-1892. Letters of John Greenleaf Whittier [manuscript], 1852-1883. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Bowditch, Henry I. (Henry Ingersoll), 1808-1892. Henry Ingersoll Bowditch letter, 1882, Apr. 7, Boston, to Dr. S. McMurtry. Duke University, Medical Center Library & Archives
referencedIn Jarvis, Edward, 1803-1884. Papers of Edward Jarvis, 1825-1888 (inclusive). Harvard University, Medical School, Countway Library
creatorOf Bowditch, Henry I. (Henry Ingersoll), 1808-1892. Papers, 1822-1903. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Lewis Gannett papers, 1681-1966 (inclusive) 1900-1960 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Charles Eliot Norton papers, ca.1845-1908. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Charles Sumner correspondence, 1829-1874. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company correspondence and records, 1832-1944. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Warren, John Collins, 1778-1856. John Collins Warren correspondence, 1812-1856 (inclusive). Yale University, Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library
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referencedIn Letters to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1761-1904 (inclusive) 1820-1888 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Autograph File, B, ca.1500-1976. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Samuel Gray Ward and Anna Hazard Barker Ward papers, 1823-1934 (inclusive) 1837-1900 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Wendell Phillips papers, 1555-1882 (inclusive) 1833-1881 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Obed Harvey Papers, 1845-1894 University of California, San Francisco. . Library Archives and Special Collections.
referencedIn Huntington Library. William Jones Rhees Collection.
referencedIn Letters to James Bradley Thayer from various correspondents, 1778-1895. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Palfrey family papers, 1713-1915. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Henry Ingersoll Bowditch Letters (MS 111), 1861-1862 University of Colorado at Boulder Libraries. Special Collections Dept.
referencedIn Papers, 1832-1892. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Isaac and I. Minis Hays papers, Circa 1820-1925 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Bowditch, Henry I. (Henry Ingersoll), 1808-1892. Nathaniel Bowditch memorial collection, 1851-1886. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Bowditch, Mary Ingersoll, 1781-1834. Papers, 1779-1887. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Fields, Annie, 1834-1915. Papers, 1870-1899, 1870-1880. Simmons College, Beatley Library
referencedIn Harvard University Archives Photograph Collection: Portraits, ca. 1852-ca. 2004 Harvard University Archives.
referencedIn Whittier, John Greenleaf, 1807-1892. John Greenleaf Whittier Papers, 1781-1922. Peabody Essex Museum
creatorOf Henry Ingersoll Bowditch Letters (MS 111), 1861-1862 University of Colorado at Boulder Libraries. Special Collections Dept.
referencedIn Chickering, Jesse, 1797-1855. Jesse Chickering papers, 1805-1919. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn John Vaughan papers, 1768 - Circa 1936, 1768 - Circa 1936 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Parkman family papers, 1793-1896. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Bowditch, Henry I. (Henry Ingersoll), 1808-1892. Papers related to the George Latimer case, 1842-1888. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Morton, W. T. G. (William Thomas Green), 1819-1868. Papers, 1846-1876. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Aaron Young papers, [ca. 1839-1894], Circa 1839-1894 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Wendell Phillips papers, 1555-1882 (inclusive) 1833-1881 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Parker, Theodore, 1810-1860. Theodore Parker papers, 1837-1930s and undated (bulk 1837-1860). Lexington Historical Society
referencedIn Pickard-Whittier papers, 1815-1915. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Additional letters from various correspondents, 1824-1882. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Class book, ca. 1828-ca. 1870? Harvard University Archives.
creatorOf Bowditch, Henry I. (Henry Ingersoll), 1808-1892. John Brown collection, 1861-1918. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Bowditch family. Papers, 1800-1894. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Southworth & Hawes,. Henry I. Bowditch [photograph], [ca. 1850-1860]. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Bowditch, Henry I. (Henry Ingersoll), 1808-1892. Papers of Henry Ingersoll Bowditch, 1827-1888 (bulk). Harvard University, Medical School, Countway Library
referencedIn Pickard-Whittier papers, 1815-1915. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Toner, Joseph M. (Joseph Meredith), 1825-1896,. Joseph Meredith Toner Collection, newspaper clippings, 1816-1895 (bulk 1833-1895). Library of Congress
referencedIn Jared Sparks collection of American manuscripts, 1582-1843. Houghton Library.
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Archives. Record Group IIe, 1845-1865 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Bowditch, Henry I. (Henry Ingersoll), 1808-1892. Bowditch memorial cabinet catalog, 1877. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Bowditch family. Christmas collection, 1843-1936. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Young, Aaron, 1819-1898. Papers, [ca. 1839-1894]. American Philosophical Society Library
creatorOf Bacon, Edmund, b. 1785,. Papers of the Randolph family of Edgehill and Wilson Cary Nicholas [manuscript], 1765-1869. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Bowditch, Henry I. (Henry Ingersoll), 1808-1892. Life in the woods for a fortnight : or a trip to Katahdin & Moosehead Lake in the summer of 1856. Raymond H. Fogler Library
creatorOf Bowditch, Henry I. (Henry Ingersoll), 1808-1892. Papers of Henry I. Bowditch. Harvard University, Archives
referencedIn Papers of the Twisleton-Dwight-Parkman-Vaughan families, ca. 1800-1900. Houghton Library.
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Archives. Record Group IId, 1837-1844 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Warren, John Collins, 1778-1856. John Collins Warren correspondence, 1812-1856 (inclusive). Yale University, Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library
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