1879 HANDWRITTEN LETTER – Medical Student – Ann Arbor, MI


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For sale is an 1879 HANDWRITTEN LETTER from a medical student in Ann Arbor Michigan to his mother. The letter is written by Mr. Ralph Beedbe and dated February 13, 1879. The letter is four pages in length. This correspondence provide a fascinating insight in American life in the post civil war era. Content of the letters includes the author questioning the moral judgement of a friend who did not announce his marriage to the public. The author also discusses a severe measles outbreak at the school and a surgery he witnessed a Doctor remove a nine pound tumor from a woman’s side in five minutes. A museum worthy ephemera collectible for anyone interested in Ann Arbor history or medicine.

Weight 0.75 lbs
Dimensions 11 × 10 × 1 in