Letters from Zadok Howe, 1812-1827 (inclusive).
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Moody Kent was born at Kent's Island, Massachusetts, on April 22, 1779, the son of Joseph Kent and Jane Moody. He had multiple siblings, including Amos (1774-1824), Paul, Jane, and Sarah. After studying at the Dumner Academy in Newbury, Massachusetts, he attended Harvard University, graduating in 1801. Kent entered the legal profession, and he was admitted to the New Hampshire bar in 1804. He practiced law in Deerfield, New Hampshire (1804-1809) and Concord, New Hampshire (1809-1832) until his r...
Howe (Dartmouth, M.D. 1809) began his medical studies under Dr. Miller of Franklin, Mass., then entered practice in Concord, N.H. after completing his degree at Dartmouth. He joined Dr. Miller in 1814, collaborating in an infirmary for the cure of cancer. In 1817 he relocated to Boston, then to Billerica, Mass. where he spent the rest of his life. He was a member of the Massachusetts Medical Society and served as its president in 1847-1848, the year that an effort was made to organize the state ...