Letter, to William Stowry [Stoy], 1797 October 14
Scope and Contents
George Washington's letter to William Stoy references medical treatment requested for Christopher, Washington’s body servant, who had been bitten by a dog with rabies. Stoy was a minister of the German Reformed Church in Lebanon, Pennsylvania. He discovered a “cure” for hydrophobia and Stoy’s Drops, a popular cure-all medicine. Celebrated for curing person bit by 'Mad animals,' Stoy successfully treats Christopher.
- 1797 October 14
- Washington, George, 1732-1799 (Person)
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From the Collection: approx. 25 Linear Feet
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