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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Archive of Confederate naval operations: Va. volunteer navy, Tredegar Iron Works
|Aaron Jeffery to unknown about his wife and daughter's health
|21 February 1896
|Jeffery, Aaron (fl. 1855-1900)
|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.
|Women's History Children and Family Health and Medical Drugs Disease
|Jeffery, Aaron (fl. 1855-1900) Jeffery, Mary Frances Goodwin (fl. 1896)
|Children & Family; Health & Medicine; Women in American History
|Papers and Images of the American Civil War
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945