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Memoir on the last sickness of General Washington and its treatment by the attendant physicians, Boston, 1860.

Author/Artist: Jackson MD, James (1777-1867)

Type: Book

Topic: Memoir

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In this memoir, James Jackson provides a medical analysis of the symptoms and treatments of George Washington's last illness. The work was written for a work by American politician and educator Edward Everett titled The Life of George Washington published in 1860.

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