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Collection Reference Number GLC01896.127
From Archive Folder Archive of Confederate naval operations: Va. volunteer navy, Tredegar Iron Works 
Title Aaron Jeffery to unknown about his wife and daughter's health
Date 21 February 1896
Author Jeffery, Aaron (fl. 1855-1900)  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Letter regarding the condition of Aaron's one week old daughter, Virginia, and the improving condition of his wife, Maimie [Mary Frances] who suffered from a severe attack of mastitis shortly after giving birth. After hearing the opinions of "every old woman child & man" about how to treat the disorder, Aaron decided that "all the best authorities" relied on Belladonna and treated his wife with that drug. He believes if he hadn't treated Maimie as quickly as he did, she would have certainly had an abscess in both her breasts. Judging by the detailed analysis of the letter, it would seem Aaron is writing to a person informed in such matters.
Subjects Women's History  Children and Family  Health and Medical  Drugs  Disease  
People Jeffery, Aaron (fl. 1855-1900)  Jeffery, Mary Frances Goodwin (fl. 1896)  
Place written s.l.
Theme Children & Family; Health & Medicine; Women in American History
Sub-collection Papers and Images of the American Civil War
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945