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BLACKMON, DORA E.
Dora Mae Eldredge Blackmon earned a Ph.D. from the University of
Washington in 1964. Her collection contains research materials and drafts of her doctoral
disseration, "The Care of the Mentally Ill in America, 1604-1812 in the Thirteen
Original Colonies." In 1977, after serving as professor and nursing director in
several nursing schools across the United States, Blackmon became professor and dean of
the University of South Alabama School of Nursing. The collection also consists of grading
materials and research materials and drafts of a paper Blackmon wrote about the colonial
judge Samuel Sewall, who participated in the Salem witch trials. 1 cubic foot.
A collection of record books associated with City Hospital, which
was established in Mobile in 1830 on St. Anthony Street. It operated at that location
until 1966, when it was relocated west and renamed Mobile General Hospital. Within the
collection are several ledgers. One appears to be that of a doctor. It lists patients'
names, addresses, and charges for home visits. It is dated from November 1905 through
January 1919. No information on who owned the ledger is included. In addition, the
collection contains a delivery room register dated February 1958 through August 1959, that
lists patient name; date and time of delivery; gender of the child along with its color,
weight, and length; and the attending nurse and physician. There are also three patient
indexes dated December 1960 through June 1961 and April 1976 through October 1976 that
list patient's name, address, age, gender, time of admittance, religion, and physician's
name. Also included are two registers dated August 1933 through February 1934, October
1935 through December 1937, and November 1938 through January 1940, with the last one
devoted to the emergency room. These registers give patient's name, age, gender, social
status, diagnosis, physician's name, and remarks. Finally, there is a much briefer index
dated June 1963 through June 1966 that only lists patient's name and unit of the hospital
to which he or she was admitted. Privacy issues apply. 3 cubic feet.
COCHRANE, KATHARINE CRAMPTON
Correspondence, professional papers, photographs, genealogical
records, and memorabilia pertaining to John T. Cochrane Sr., his wife Katharine Crampton
Cochrane, her step-brother Dr. Guy Chester Crampton, her father Dr. Orson Lucius Crampton,
and other members of the Cochrane and Crampton families. The materials date from 1815
to 1985 (Bulk 1815-1967). 4 cubic feet.
These papers primarily consist of printed material and
photographs relating to Dr. Samuel Eichold's research into and contribution toward the
1984 publication Dictionary of American Medical Biography, and to his interest in the
medical field in general. Some of the doctors whom Dr. Eichold catalogued include Josiah
Nott, Henry Levert, and Eugene Bondurant. There is also a sizeable collection of
manuscripts, newspaper clippings, and ephemera compiled by Dr. Eichold and collected by
Dr. Tucker H. Frazer, once dean of the Alabama Medical College. Religion and Prohibition
are the two major topics covered in the clippings. There is also an interesting patient
log dating from 1915 to 1921 of the Inge-Bondurant Sanitorium. (See also Photograph Collections under Samuel Eichold and under USA
College of Medicine.) 4 cubic feet.
This collection contains documents relevant to the Environmental
Protection Agency's public hearing in 1983-1984 which was held to gather information
relating to proposed PCB incineration aboard the vessel Vulcanus. 3 cubic
EPISCOPAL DIOCESE V CHRIST CHURCH
This lawsuit, filed on October 12, 2000, stemmed from
theological differences which arose during the 1990s between two factions within this
Epicopal church. One faction consisted of the pastor, members of the vestry, and 50
percent of the membership; the other was made up of the remainder of the church
population. One group voted to the church's association with the Protestant Episcopal
Church of the United States and take the property of the church with them. An agreement
between the litigants was reached on May 29, 2001. The collection included exhibits used
in the case as well as research materials, attorney notes, and briefs. .5 cubic feet.
MASTIN, CLAUDIUS HENRY
Dr. Mastin, a prominent nineteenth-century Mobile physician, was
the founder of the Congress of American Physicians and Surgeons and one of the organizers
of the American Surgical Association. This collection contains letters, 1871-1898, from
many prominent physicians to Dr. C. H. Mastin. Correspondents include Jacob Huggins,
George August Ketchum, Henry F. Campbell, James Guild, E. L. Keyes, and John Guiteras.
Medical issues discussed include lithothomy and yellow fever. .25 cubic feet.
STARNES, MILDRED C.
Mildred Coleman Starnes graduated from the now-defunct Providence
Infirmary School of Nursing in September 1930 and went on to spend her career in the
nursing field. Following her death in 1996, her husband started a scholarship program at
the University of South Alabama in her honor. The Starnes collection consists mainly of
photographs from Starnes' nursing career, many of which were taken while she attended
school. Several of the photos depict midwives from various parts of Alabama. Also includes
other material related to Starnes' nursing career and the scholarship in her name. 1.5
- WERTELECKI, WLADIMIR
Wladimir Wertelecki was born in Rivne, Poland, on July 28, 1936,
and has been, since 1974, involved in the department of medical genetics at the University
of South Alabama, currently serving as professor and chair. Werteleckis major areas
of interest include medical genetics, human handicaps, and pediatrics. His collection
consists of annual reports for the USA College of Medicine, correspondence, course guides,
magazines, maps, medical documents, pamphlets, photographs, and a poster. Subjects include
USA College of Medicine and genetic defects as well as Werteleckis work on Cuban
health issues. 2 cubic feet.