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Archival Science | History of Science, Technology, and Medicine | Psychiatry


Samuel Bayard Woodward, M.D., (1787-1850), physician, educator, and publicist, was the first superintendent (1832-1846) of the State Lunatic Hospital (later the Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital) and the co-founder and first president (1844-1848) of the Association of Medical Superintendents of American Institutions for the Insane (later the American Psychiatric Association). This collection contains digitized versions of essays, addresses, obituaries, letters, and verses created by Woodward from 1806 to 1848 and cover various medical, social, financial, educational, and personal topics.


This collection was processed by Dina Litvak in 2015. The Finding Aid was created by Dina Litvak and Kristine Sjostedt in 2016.

The finding aid was last reviewed and updated July 2016.


University of Massachusetts Medical School, UMass Medical School, history, archives, finding aids, Samuel Bayard Woodward, Worcester



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