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  • Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Title: Physician account book
    Identifier/Call Number: Biomed.0288
    Physical Description: 1 unknown (1 ledger)
    Date (inclusive): 1847-1851
    Language of Material: English .

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    Open for research. All requests to access special collections materials must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 5346862 

    Scope and Contents

    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.