Physician's ledger from New Hampshire, 1841-1853. Kimball David Webster.
Physician's ledger from New Hampshire, 1841-1853
Physician's ledger from New Hampshire, 1841-1853

Physician's ledger from New Hampshire, 1841-1853

[Gilsum, N.H. 1841-1853]. Folio ledger, 13½" x 8¼", pp. [2], 156, [12]; roan-backed marbled boards; boards rubbed, joints cracked, a couple leaves loose; about 80 names / accounts are included, along with services, costs and trades. The majority of entries are for visits and medicine, plus pills, dressing, plaster, morphine, and dentistry (mainly tooth extraction). There is also the occasional odd purchase of produce and the loan of horses and wagon. Payment is occasionally done in trade, such as potatoes and grain, tending to horses, and washing. Laid in are 13 manuscript notes, most receipts or bills for things such as roadwork or tailoring, including a receipt on letterhead for 2 black books in Keene, NH. Also included are two notes, one a notice that Webster would be visiting the town of Lempster, NH for two days to provide dental services. The other is a note in pencil recounting the treatment of a woman: "Dear Sir I gladly improve(?) a few hasty moments in writing to you on the subject of Mrs. B. I was called to see her Dec. 2 and found her very sick with the lung fever & she told me that she had been unwell for a month. I attended on her. Mrs. B did not lay down in her sickness and she died on the fifth day from the time I saw her. She was in family way of about eight months of which mad (sic) her sickness worse & which is uncommon. The rest of the family are well as usual." Dr. Kimball Webster was born in 1810 to Charles and Irena Webster in Alstead, attained his MD in 1836 in Woodstock, and practiced general medicine and dentistry in Gilsum. Item #57750

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