A. S. O'Bannon Formulary


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A. S. O'Bannon Formulary


  • approximately 1856-ca. 1890. (Creation)


0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Biographical history

Algernon Sidney O'Bannon, the compiler of this formulary, was born in Fleming Co., Kentucky in 1809, came to Missouri in 1856, and died in 1890. He lived in Cass County, a few miles northeast of Garden City, settling on a 200 acre farm there. When the Civil War began, the O'Bannon family moved to Harrisonville. Captain O'Bannon taught school in his native state and in Index, Mo. (1861-), worked as a county surveyor for a number of years (ca. 1857) and represented Cass county in the legislature one term (1862-1864). Source: Collection file in repository: Obituary from donor, no newspaper, no date & ... National Register of Historic Places, Nomination Form, O'Bannon Homestead, Schuyler Stock Farm, 11/78 http://dnr.missouri.gov/shpo/nps-nr/79001356.pdf.

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Biographical history

Isham Burdett was the family physician of A.S. O'Bannon who compiled this manuscript formulary. Dr. Isham S. Burdett was a member of the class of 1861 of Missouri Medical College, a precursor of the Washington University School of Medicine. He was born in 1834 and died in Crab Orchard, KY in 1909 . His specialty was otolaryngology and ophthalmology. Sources: Alumni General Catalogue, Washington University, 1917; Directory of Deceased American Physicians, 1804-1929, v. 1, p. 212.

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Collection of remedies drawn chiefly from the compiler's family physician: Isham Burdett (Missouri Medical College, Class of 1861). Includes other recipes, with names of donors. (preface, p. 15). Holograph signed.

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The collection is open and accessible for research.

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Item description, Reference Code, Bernard Becker Medical Library Archives, Washington University in St. Louis.

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  • English

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  • Latin

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Immediate source of acquisition

Mrs. Sue Burgdorf (the compiler's great grand-daughter); Bridgeton, Mo.; Donation; October 1978. (1978-022: A.S. O'Bannon manuscript).

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