The Mayor's Blue Ribbon Cemetery Committee of Portsmouth, New Hampshire















 


Governor John Langdon

In memory of
Hall Jackson Esquire M.D.
who departed this life
on the 28th of Sept. 1797
Æ at 58.

To heal diƒeaƒe, to calm the widows ƒigh,
And wipe the tear from poverty's ƒwolen eye;
Was thine! But ah! that ƒkill on others ƒhown,
tho life to them could not preƒerve thy own.
Yet still thou liviƒt in many a greatful breaƒt,
And works like thine enthrone thee with the beƒt.

Hall Jackson was a colonial doctor. He was the son of Clement Jackson, also a doctor, from whom he and many other doctors in the area from that time received their training.

Among his many accomplishments as a physician, he was one of the first in the Portsmouth and Boston area to innoculate against small pox, and invented a cure for Dropsy, also known as pulmonary edema.

In 1776, on hearing the news of the Battle of Bunker Hill in Boston, he raced there to attend the wounded which he did for the next 15 days.

*image used with permission from Gravematter.com

 

 

 

 



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