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36th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron Records, 1974-1993 (K0818)
1.3 c.f.

The Squadron was based at Richards-Gebaur Air Force Base in Missouri providing specialized medical attendants and equipment for in-flight care of patients. Includes annual reports and unit histories, photographs, training manuals, and magazines and publications for Air Force personnel.

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A.B. Hirsch Drug Store (Boonville, Mo.) Records, 1904-1963 (C4032)
3.4 cubic feet

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The collection contains a sampling of prescription records from the A.B. Hirsch Drug Store, Boonville, Missouri. Also included are papers pertaining to Vico Salve, which was developed and sold by Hirsch.

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O.G.W. Adams Patent Medicine Circular, 1895 (C2574)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Printed advertisement for a mail-order medicine. Adams bills himself as a "chronic disease specialist."

African-American Healing Arts and Lore Collection, 1996 (S0749)
0.5 cubic foot, 5 folders, 2 audio cassettes

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The records of the African-American Healing Arts and Lore Collection documents methods of natural healing passed down from generation to generation through interviews and public discussions. Additionally, the collection contains correspondence, grant proposals, meeting minutes, and budget narratives. Included in this collection are two cassette tapes with audio recordings. The first recording is a group discussion and performance about the relationship between song and healing arts; the second recording is of a group interview discussing various natural remedies for common ailments.

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James Ainsworth Ledger, 1834-1837 (C2481)
0.10 cubic feet (1 volume)

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The collection contains a ledger, possibly that of a physician, showing name, date, debit and credit.

William S. Allee Papers, 1885-1916 (CA4948)
1.2 cubic feet, 1 oversize item

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Medical accounts of a Miller County, Missouri, physician. Includes a composite photograph of 1915 Missouri State Senate.

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Anatomical Record Papers, 1908-1913 (C0913)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Anatomical Record, published under auspices and support of Wistar Institute. Minutes of meetings with decisions on policies to be followed by Record editor; letter to Horace Jayne advising him of vote of thanks extended by editorial board for establishing Record and regretting his withdrawal; minutes of meeting held by editors; various journals published by Institute.

Hans Peter Andersen Papers, 1909-1920 (R0832)
0.5 cubic foot (8 folders, 5 photographs)

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The Hans Peter Andersen Papers contain the personal correspondence of Dr. Hans Peter Andersen, a physician who graduated from Washington University Medical School in St. Louis. An immigrant from Denmark, most of the letters addressed to Hans are from family members back home, but also include letters from fellow medical students serving in the United States Army Medical Corps during World War I.

Isadore Anderson Papers, 1910-1911 (C0961)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Notebook of Isadore Anderson of Kansas City, MO, recording treatment given his various patients.

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Isadore Anderson Papers, 1900s (CA6194)
1 cubic foot

Addition of notebooks and diagrams of a medical student at the University of Missouri, 1900s. Includes medical articles and publications by various authors and Anderson's prescription notes and card file when he was a physician in Kansas City, Missouri. See also C0961.

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Katherine Bain Papers, 1920-1976 (C3706)
0.7 cubic feet

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Papers of a prominent Missouri pediatrician, 1927-1940; administrator, U.S. Children's Bureau, 1940-1972; member of U.S. delegation to the executive board, United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) , 1957-1973. Material on maternal and child health care in the Middle East, Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas, 1956-1970; and information on U.S. contribution to UNICEF.

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J.H.P. Baker Civil War Diary, 1864-1865 (C1449)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

 Digitized Materials

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The diary of J.H.P. Baker, dated October 16, 1864-June 17, 1865, discusses the war in Missouri, Price's retreat, the Southern cause, Lee, Johnston, Beauregard, Price, Shelby, Sherman, guerrillas, Lee's surrender, Lincoln's assassination, and Johnson's inauguration. Baker, a doctor with General Shelby, was in charge of a Texas Confederate hospital.

Parke M. Banta Papers, 1918-1970 (C3844)
1.2 cubic feet (75 folders), 2 card files, 6 oversize items

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Papers of a Republican U.S. Representative from Missouri, 1947-1949, and general counsel for the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, 1953-1961. The papers consist of correspondence, subject files, and miscellaneous materials.

Bard Drug Store Prescription Book, 1867 (C0580)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The records of the W. E. Bard Drug Store contain prescriptions filled over the course of one year at a Sedalia, Missouri, drugstore.

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Thomas Akers Barr Papers, 1861-1919 (R0270)
0.01 cubic foot (1 roll of microfilm)

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The Thomas Akers Barr Papers contain a microfilm copy of correspondence and personal papers belonging to Thomas Akers Barr, a native of Illinois and physician who started his practice in Lebanon, Missouri, around 1869. The papers include letters from Illinois soldiers serving in Kentucky, Tennessee, and North Carolina during the Civil War. Also included are letters from physicians in Illinois and Missouri and from Harry Woodson Barr while he was at Camp Bowie, Texas, in 1918-1919.

John B. Bell Records, 1860-1875 (R0119)
0.1 cubic foot (1 volume)

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The John B. Bell Records contain photocopies of a record book kept by John B. Bell, a physician at Potosi, Washington County, Missouri. Bell was a medical examiner of Enrolled Missouri Militia and United States Colored Troops during the Civil War, and of pension applicants after the war.

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James H. Bennett Book, 1820-1825 (C2149)
0.08 cubic feet (1 volume)

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Book contains notes from medical lectures at Transylvania College, Lexington, KY, November 1822-January 1823; constitution, minutes, and membership list of the Richmond [Kentucky] Philosophical Society. October 1820-January 1821; and medical accounts, records of house calls and prescriptions in Columbia and Boone County area, July 1823-December 1825.

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Benton County Medical Society Records, 1915-1954 (R0278)
0.03 cubic foot (1 folder)

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This volume includes a roster of members, financial records, and minutes of meetings of the Benton County Medical Society, organized in 1897. Included are several applications for membership.

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John A. Blackwell Papers, 1852-1940 (C3732)
2.3 cubic feet

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Contains the correspondence, diaries, writings, Civil War papers, and medical practice records of a doctor from Bedford, IN, who later lived in Foristell and Wellsville, MO. Also included are family letters, Woman's Christian Temperance Union records, and a history of the Clover family.

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Blount Family Papers, 1861-1947 (C0047)
4 cubic feet (246 folders, 82 volumes), 15 oversize volumes

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Business papers recording farming, mining, and mercantile activities in southeast Missouri, particularly Potosi and Washington County. The collection contains family correspondence, legal and financial records, as well as medical notebooks from Barnes Hospital in St. Louis.

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The Reverend Blumhardt Notebook, 1844 (C1455)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Account, in German, of the illness of Gottliebin Ditus, dictated to the Reverend W.F. Bek by Blumhardt, a noted faith-cure advocate.

Boone County Medical Society Records, 1902-1953 (C2475)
0.29 cubic feet (3 volumes)

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Vol. 1 Minutes of meetings, June 28, 1902- December 21, 1921; lists of members, 1902-1922. Vol. 2 Minutes of meetings, February 1, 1922-December 2, 1947; lists of members, 1934-1940, 1946. Vol. 3 Minutes of meetings, January 6, 1948-December 15, 1953; lists of members, 1948-1949, 1953.

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Boone County Medical Society Records, 1999-2017 (CA5972)
0.8 cubic feet

Addition of the Society's publication, "Prescriptions." See also C2475.

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Alice Rostov Bordy Papers, 1979-2002 (K0869)
0.13 cubic foot (4 folders)

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The Alice Rostov Bordy Papers contain administrative papers from 1979 to 1980 for Menorah Medical Center. This collection also includes a 2001-2002 Beth Shalom remembrance booklet, a Beth Shalom Men's Club luncheon discussion booklet, and a clipping from the 1956 edition of the Kehilath Israel News.

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Bowen Institute of Pharmacy (Brunswick, Mo.) Extension Course Lessons, no date (C3842)
0.15 cubic feet (7 folders)

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Extension course lessons in botany, chemistry, medicine, and pharmacology through the Bowen Institute of Pharmacy. Dr. Cyrus W. Bowen began the pharmacy school in 1910.

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J.J. Bowers Papers, 1850s (C3937)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Papers of J.J. Bowers, a medical doctor who practiced in the 1850s. The papers consist of one small notebook in which Bowers recorded travel accounts and patient records.

Thomas A. Brady Papers, 1910-1959 (C0033)
10 cubic feet

Papers of University of Missouri vice-president re-establishment of a four-year medical school, Missouri School of Mines, and other University and educational matters.

Henry F. Brandt Account Book, 1859-1860 (C0266)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Account book apparently of Henry F. Brandt, physician in Warren County, MO. Lists sales of medications with patients' names; also sold medicine for animals. Brandt was born in Germany and was one of the pioneer settlers of Warren County. Many of his patients were also apparently German immigrants.

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James Henderson Bronaugh Books, 1868-1914 (C1377)
0.79 cubic feet (17 volumes)

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Journals and day books of a Calhoun, MO, doctor. No volume for 1872.

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Brown Drug Store (Hannibal, Mo.) Prescription Book, 1858-1860 (C0579)
1 volume

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Prescriptions, as received from doctors, filled by J.B. Brown and Company, Hannibal, MO.

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B.D. Brown Account Book, 1882-1885 (C0265)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Account of sales of medicine, drugs, whiskey, tobacco, candy, and sundries of a physician and surgeon from Shamrock, Callaway County, Missouri.

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Bernard Harley Brown Papers, 1978-2003 (K0629)
0.5 c.f.

Papers of civic leader and former President of Menorah Health Center Foundation. Includes publications, photographs, newspaper clippings and a scrapbook concerning Brown's activities with the Medical Center.

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W.H. Burnham Class Notes, 1861 (C0641)
0.04 cubic feet (2 folders)

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Notes of lectures on anatomy and physiology by Professor Norwood and on international and constitutional law, taken at the University of Missouri by W.H. Burnham of Clarksville, Pike County, MO.

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Sarah Lewis Bush Family Papers, 1888-1972 (K0237)
1 c.f.

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Correspondence, newspaper clippings, and other documents regarding members of Bush's family: Dr. Charles Wesley Burrill, Surgeon General of the Grand Army of the Republic and doctor in Kansas City, Evelyn Burrill Lewis, and William A. Lewis, educators in Kansas City

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Lee D. Cady Papers, 1937-1941 (C2892)
0.8 cubic feet

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Cady's correspondence with doctors, legislators, and businessmen in Missouri, and state health officers of other states; copies of premarital examination and prenatal blood test bills; and various promotional publications and magazine and newspaper clippings regarding premarital examination and prenatal blood test bills.

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Cape Girardeau County Society for Crippled Children and Adults, Inc. Records, 1937-1989 (R1413)
1 cubic foot (14 folders, 1 volume)

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The Cape Girardeau County Society for Crippled Children and Adults, Inc. Records contain the records for the Cape Girardeau County Society for Crippled Children and Adults, Inc. a location of the National Easter Seal Society originally known as the National Society for Crippled Children.

Central Missouri Pastoral Care Association Records, 1967-1980 (CA6107)
1 cubic foot

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The Central Missouri Pastoral Care Association was organized in 1969 [originally the Mid-Missouri Chaplain Corporation] as a not-for-profit corporation to receive funds from local churches and help pay the salaries and other expenses associated with providing chaplain services to patients at the University Hospital and Mid Missouri Mental Health Center. Includes letters, handwritten notes, financial records, and other miscellaneous papers.

Charles Quarles Chandler Letter, 1847 (C0660)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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To Charles Quarles, Mechanicsville, VA, from Philadelphia, PA, Jan. 9, 1847. Discusses recent and forthcoming medical books.

Eugene Payne Chatman Records, 1932-1948 (K0318)
0.07 c.f.

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Delivery Room Record book of an African-American physican, listing names of patients; the attending nurse; and the date, time, and clinical details about the delivery. All of the patients appear to have been African-American.

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Childbirth and Parent Education, Inc. of Kansas City Records, 1968-1980 (K0911)
1 c.f.

Organizational records include correspondence, newsletters, other printed/published materials, convention files, and questionnaires.

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Clarence Williams Photograph Collection, 1928-1946 (P0063)
6 photographs

3 original photos of log cabin that was the birthplace of Andrew Taylor Still, one of which shows a nearby amphitheater. 2 photos of American School of Osteopathy, established in 1892 by Andrew Taylor Still. One photo of the Churchill-Truman visit to Westminster College.

Ethlyn Cockrell Papers, 1907-1960 (C3419)
0.2 cubic feet, 1 oversize item

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Papers of a Missouri schoolteacher, World War I Army nurse, and Red Cross public health nurse. Includes material on the American Red Cross. Photographs and scrapbook located in the State Historical Society Editorial Office.

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College of Physicians and Surgeons of Kansas City Records, 1894-1905 (K0188)
0.25 c.f.

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The College of Physcians and Surgeons of Kansas City Records contain a bound volume of minutes from the Board of Trustees meetings, a diploma, and a photograph. There are some miscellaneous financial papers also included in the collection.

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John Waldo Connaway Papers, 1878-1944 (C0052)
2.2 cubic feet (111 folders)

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The papers of John W. Connaway contain personal and professional correspondence, research notes and writings, and brief personal material regarding his family. Connaway was Professor of Veterinary Science and Comparative Medicine at the University of Missouri Agricultural Experiment Station from 1888 to 1947 where he made significant findings in controlling Texas fever, hog cholera, brucellosis or Bang's disease, and other livestock disorders.

Arnold Lester Coppaken and Helen Glass Coppaken Papers, 1943-1975 (K0884)
0.04 c.f.

 Digitized Materials

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The Arnold Lester and Helen Glass Coppaken collection contains graduation programs, a certificate of Mr. Coppaken's, newspaper clippings, and photographs of Mrs. Coppaken and friends.

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J.M. Cutts Letters, 1846 (C2120)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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To John C. Payne, Esq., Haskinsville, Green County, KY, from Wash., July 12, 1846. Cutt's house guest, Anna Payne, was seriously ill and he informed her father that all possible medical treatment and care were being provided, but her condition was not improving.

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Davidson-Mills Family Papers, c. 1880s-1970s (CA6203)
7 cubic feet

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The Davidson-Mills Family Papers include letters, cards, photographs, physician's records, and ephemera of two Worth County, Missouri, families.

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Alexander Caldwell Davison Account Book, 1870-1887 (C1097)
0.07 cubic feet (1 volume)

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Record of personal expenses and business transactions of a Jefferson City, MO, doctor, 1870-1879. Also letters to his brother Willie, 1881-1887.

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Dooley Postage Stamp Correspondence, 1999-2014 (S1170)
0.25 cubic foot

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The collection contains correspondence to and from Jean Mann regarding her unsuccessful effort to have a United States postage stamp issued to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Dr. Tom Dooley's death.

Thomas Anthony Dooley Papers, 1932-1988 (S0464)
11 cubic feet, 222 folders, 531 photographs, 13 microfilm rolls, 88 reel-to-reel tapes, 1 film strip, 10 video tapes

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Thomas Anthony Dooley was a physician, naval officer, and humanitarian. He assisted with the evacuation of refugees from Vietnam in 1954-55, established hospitals in Laos and Vietnam in 1956, and was the co-founder of the Medical International Cooperation Organization (MEDICO), which helped build and train staff for hospitals in foreign countries, specifically Southeast Asia. The collection includes book manuscripts, correspondence, newspaper clippings, audio and videotapes, scrapbooks, and photographs.