. In a letter from Weymouth, 26 Sept. 1782
, announcing the formation of the Massachusetts Medical Society, Cotton Tufts had
to solicit “the Aid and Communications of the Gentlemen of the Faculty in Europe”
for the new organization (Adams Papers
). Hence JA
's visit to the Académie Royale de Chirurgie and apparently other similar visits,
from which a flurry of somewhat ceremonial communications resulted in the following
months; see entry of 23 Dec.