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Guide to the Cyrus O. Weller Physician's Ledger, 1880-1886

Summary

Cyrus O. Weller was a physician in Columbus, Texas. Collection comprises a medical ledger (209 pages, plus 14 pages index), dated 1880-1886, of Texas physician Cyrus O. Weller, whose patients included African Americans. The ledger includes entries for various African-American groups, such as the Union Guiding Star Association, The United Brothers of Friendship, and the Knights of Wise Men. Includes names, dates, prices for treatment, type of visit, and any treatment details, including pulling teeth, excising tumors, treating fractures, vaccinations, and amputations.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.11420
Title
Cyrus O. Weller physician's ledger
Date
1880-1886
Creator
Weller, Cyrus O.
Extent
0.6 Linear Feet, 1 volume
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

Collection comprises a medical ledger (209 pages, plus 14 pages index), dated 1880-1886, of Texas physician Cyrus O. Weller, whose patients included African Americans. The ledger includes entries for various African-American groups, such as the Union Guiding Star Association, The United Brothers of Friendship, and the Knights of Wise Men. Includes names, dates, prices for treatment, type of visit, and any treatment details, including pulling teeth, excising tumors, treating fractures, vaccinations, and amputations. Acquired as part of the History of Medicine Collections and the John Hope Franklin Research Center for African and African American History and Culture.

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[Identification of item], Cyrus O. Weller Physician's Ledger, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

Ledger
Box 1
 

Historical Note

Cyrus O. Weller was a physician in Columbus, Texas.


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Provenance

The Cyrus O. Weller Physician's Ledger was received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a purchase in 2017.

Processing Information

Processed by Alice Poffinberger, March, 2017

Accessions described in this collection guide: 2017-0043