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Miscellaneous Letters and Documents collection

Identifier: MS-33

  • Staff Only

Scope and Contents

The scope and content of the documents are diverse. This collection includes papers on the history of the Paul Goodloe McIntire Memorial Clinic, the development of the Otolaryngology Program at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, and women medical students at UVA in the 1920s. Also included are a letter from Rene Laennec, inventor of the stethoscope, and another from Carl Rokitansky, a famous pathologist. There is a series of letters from George W. Banks, a medical student in the 1890s; 1831 lecture notes on cholera and its treatment; examinations by the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Nurses from the 1920s; the early 1900s daybook of Dr. J. E. Copeland; William P. Braxton's lecture cards from medical courses at the University of Pennsylvania in the 1830s; an account book kept by [Dr.?] Robert Gamble in the 1830s; two 19th century recipe books; and documents concerning Nuzhet O. Atuk and the beginning of hemodialysis at the University of Virginia Hospital.


  • 1824 - 2010

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Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to research.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions.

Biographical / Historical

The letters and documents are a miscellaneous collection.


1.25 Linear Feet


The arrangement of the documents is dependent upon the time of their donation and processing.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection is a compilation of letters and documents donated by different people over time to Historical Collections.

Physical Description

3 boxes, 5" x 10.5" x 15.5," 1.5 linear foot, 199 items


Processed by:
Historical Collections Staff
A Guide to the Miscellaneous Letters and Documents Collection, 1824-2010
Claude Moore Health Sciences Library
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Repository Details

Part of the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library Repository

Claude Moore Health Sciences Library
1300 Jefferson Park Avenue
P.O. Box 800722
Charlottesville Virginia 22908-0722 United States
(434) 982-0576