Finding Aid for the Physician Account Book Biomed.0288

Finding aid prepared by Kelly Besser, 2020.
UCLA Library Special Collections
Online finding aid last updated 2020 December 7.
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575

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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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.