Collection Number: HC0027

Collection Title: A. G. Davison Account Books, 1873-1903

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Size 4 items (3.0 linear feet)
Abstract This collection contains four account books, 1873-1903, of white physician A. G. Davison of Luzerne County, Pa., in which he kept records on his patients. Entries record charges for visits, prescriptions, and details of other medical care. The first volume documents that Davison had an equal partnership with white physician and druggist E. F. Kamerly in 1873. In 1874, Kamerly had three-fifths of the partnership and Davison had two-fifths. The remaining volumes do not show an apparent partnership between Davison and Kamerly. Although the first page of the third volume contains information from 1903, the rest of the volume appears to pertain to 1880-1886.
Creator Davison, A. G. (Alfred G.), 1844-1922.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
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Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the A. G. Davison Account Books #HC0027, Rare Book Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Ceib Phillips in December 2017 (Acc. 2017010).
Sensitive Materials Statement
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A. G. Davison (1844-1922) was a white physician in Cambra, Luzerne County, Pa. Davison received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1871. In the early 1870s, he had a business partnership with white physician and druggist E. F. Kamerly (1838-1928), a graduate of Jefferson Medical College.

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This collection contains four account books, 1873-1903, of Luzerne County, Pa., physician A. G. Davison, in which he kept records on his patients. Entries record charges for visits, prescriptions, and details of other medical care. The first volume documents that Davison had an equal partnership with physician and druggist E. F. Kamerly in 1873. In 1874, Kamerly had three-fifths of the partnership and Davison had two-fifths. The remaining volumes do not show an apparent partnership between Davison and Kamerly. Although the first page of the third volume contains information from 1903, the rest of the volume appears to pertain to 1880-1886.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Dawne Howard Lucas, October 2019

Encoded by: Dawne Howard Lucas, October 2019

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