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Adams, Abigail Smith (1744-1818, wife of John, designated as AA in The Adams Papers):

Health and Illnesses

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inoculated with smallpox11

headaches and fatigue9

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delivered of a stillborn daughter in 17777

sick on sea voyage7

fever6

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eye complaints5

AFC02

general health3

AFC05

rheumatism3

AFC05

suffers from whitlows3

AFC03

“a nervious pain in my Head to which I am sometimes subject”2

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annual fall illness2

AFC06

“Neither of us appear to be built for duration”2

AFC05

treated by Dr. Cotton Tufts2

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“A most Excruciating pain in my head and every Limb and joint”1

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death in 18181

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“feeble and faint with the Heat”1

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has “a paleness which has very near resembled a whited wall”1

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has “salt rheum”1

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hopes voyage will benefit her “very infirm” health1

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“I have enjoyed a tolerable good state of Health, Depression of spirits I often experience”1

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“infirm enough”1

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“I suffer through want of exercise, and grow too fat”1

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29

orders Peruvian bark and castor oil1

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41

recurrent salt rheum1

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“the approach of Spring unstrings my nerves”1

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“twice my life was nearly sacrificed to [nursing children]”1

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