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George Washington

J. Jackson

Author/Artist: Wagstaff, C. E. and Andrews, J.

Type: Illustration

Topic: Portrait

Portrait of James Jackson

Born in Massachuestts in 1777, James Jackson was a respected physician and professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, and an early proponent of smallpox vaccination.

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  • Title page from Memoir on the last sickness of General Washington

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

    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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