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Henry C. Smith To Samuel Gridley Howe, July 22, 1842
As far as I can learn that there are but three blind persons in this town, one more than stated in the census. One of those I am personally acquainted with. His name is John B. Elwood. He tells me that he was born blind and he supposes that it was in consequence of his mother seeing a corpse a few weeks before accouchement....
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Title: Henry C. Smith To Samuel Gridley Howe, July 22, 1842
Creator: Henry C. Smith (author)
Date: July 22, 1842
Format: Letter
Source: Perkins School for the Blind
Control no.: Box AG 34, Census Returns of Blind, 1840, Folder 7
Keywords: Aging; Blind; Census; Connecticut; Demographics; Doctors; Educational Institutions; Heredity; Massachusetts; Medical Professionals; Medicine; Medicine & Science; Perkins School For The Blind; Public Health; Samuel Gridley Howe; Sensory Disability; Statistics
Topics: Institutions, Organizations & Corporations; Science, Health & Technology