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Physician Account Book
Biomed.0288  
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Description
Collection consists of a ledger which documents the name of the patient and/or family member, diagnosis, medications or treatments prescribed and the charges for the visit. For example, "Monday, November 1st 1847, #11 Allen Johns visit wife delivering infant and placenta" while on "Monday, May 1, 1848, #7 Capt. Henry Sterret visit Henrietta at night, extracting tooth opium 1 [ounce]." The physician averaged approximately 37 visits per day. Also includes 1 loose leaf documenting the purchases and wages for/by Miss Mary Craver, Susan Bishop and Lucy Mayfield including dry goods, butter, coffee, shoes, stockings, aprons, a shawl, yarn, and ribbon. Manuscript notes on rear paste-down include "Memorandum of clothes which Bill had on first of January 1849...1pr Boots half worn and 1 waist coat;" and "Wm. Cupp turned cow in pasture June 3rd 1856 in 2 months;" among others. Antiquarian bookdealer identifies the provenance of this manuscript as Virginia.
Extent
1 unknown (1 ledger)
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