Collection VC024 - Frontier Medicine Exhibit Photographs, Drawings, and Advertisements

Advertisement for forceps for the extraction of arrowheads written by J.H. Bill, M.D., Surgeon U.... Saddlebag for medicine. Medical advertisements in San Francisco newspapers. Medical advertisements for rheumatic and neuralgic paste. Artist's rendering of a frontier doctor tending to a patient with whiskey. Artist's rendering of a frontier doctor bringing medicine to a woman. Artist's rendering of fur trappers. Artist's rendering of Gold Rush Physicians. Studio portrait of Martha Hughes Cannon, M.D. Studio portrait of Daniel Drake, M.D. Dr. S.W. Durant posing in front of his drug store. Studio portrait of Brewster M. Higley, M.D. Painted portrait of Ephraim McDowell, M.D. Studio portrait of Albert J. Meyer, M.D. Dr. Albert Charles Peale and a group of unidentified men. Studio portrait of Dr. Romania B. Pratt. Dr. Henry D. Robertson Studio portrait of Mrs. L.C. Smith. Interior view of a drug store. Artist's rendering of a man on horseback.
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Frontier Medicine Exhibit Photographs, Drawings, and Advertisements



0.10 Linear Feet

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This collection consists of 27 photographs, drawings, and newspaper advertisements on the subject of Frontier Medicine in the United States. This collection of images was displayed as a Washington University School of Medicine Library exhibit in May 1981.

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The collection is open and accessible for research.

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Users of the collection should read and abide by the Rights and Permissions guidelines at the Bernard Becker Medical Library Archives.

Users of the collection who wish to cite items from this collection, in whole or in part, in any form of publication must request, sign, and return a Statement of Use form to the Archives.

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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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"Describing Archives: A Content Standard, Second Edition (DACS), 2013."

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© Copyright 2019 Bernard Becker Medical Library Archives. All rights reserved.

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