Guide to the Papers of Ira F. Prouty, 1837 - 1874Manuscript MS-935

Introduction to the Collection

The Ira French Prouty collection contains a journal, correspondence, newspaper clippings, recipes, business cards, lists, and notes.

The collection concerns the medical practice of Dr. Ira Prouty. The journal notes a primary interest in vascular surgery, with a focus on veins and arteries rather than body organs. Dr. Prouty also writes of various experimental cures for diseases, and he notes the results of these treatments on his patients. The medical recipes in the collection show an ongoing interest in medicine and researching cures for common ailments.

Other materials of interest include recipes for making various alcoholic beverages.

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