James Madison Papers

To James Madison from William Zollickoffer, 25 December 1822

From William Zollickoffer

Middleburg 25 Dec: 1822 Maryland

Respected Sir

It has always afforded me an infinite source of pleasure, to have it in my power, to present literary gentlemen with such information: as I conceive of practical utility, as relates to the alleviation of the sufferings of mankind; induced by disease: and under the influences of an impression of this kind, I with much pleasure, forward on to you two copies of my little treatise on the use of Prussiate of Iron in intermitting and remitting fevers1—which you doubtless will receive at the time this letter reaches you. I shall consider myself highly honoured by receiving a letter from you, by way of acknowledging that they have come safe to hand. I have the honour, to be Respected Sir Your most obt. Sert.

William Zollickoffer2

RC (DLC). Docketed by JM.

1William Zollickoffer, A Treatise on the Use of Prussiate of Iron, (or, Prussian Blue) in Intermitting and Remitting Fevers (Frederick, Md., 1822; Shoemaker 11504).

2William Zollickoffer (1793–1853), who received his medical degree from the University of Maryland in 1818, was a lecturer there on “medical botany, materia medica and therapeutics.” He published A Materia Medica of the United States in 1819 (Kelly and Burrage, American Medical Biographies [1920], 1284).

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