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Welcome to the Booth Library manuscript index. 

The manuscript index contains links to finding aids for the collections of the Booth Library.  Each finding aid has a description of that collection along with a listing of the items within that collection.  The Booth Library staff and volunteers are updating the index daily in order to make your research experience more productive.

The Manuscript Index is arranged alphabetically by collection name.  To access a finding aid, please click on its name.

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Document - Rational Surgury applied to the treatment of fractures, 1860's - 1890's.DocumentB0601
Letter - Chemung County Medical Society, 1870's regarding Dr. Daniel Holmes and his falling victim to consumption. Also discusses the subject of fractures.LetterB0602
Notes - Dating from 1873 - 1889; names of patients and their breaks, fractures, and dislocations, and the date they occurred.NotesB0603
Letter - Elmira Academy of Medicine, August, 1879. Discussing the origin of the Academy and the progression after the Civil War.LetterB0604
Notes - Regarding Doctor Eldrid and a case by the name D. Trumans, visited by Doctor on July 10, 1881.NotesB0605
Notes - Angular Curvature of the Spine (Potts Disease), 1882. Also discusses some of the cases involved.NotesB0606
Notes - Rectal Anesthesia and the field of painless surgery, Elmira Academy of Medicine, at the July, 1884 meeting.NotesB0607
Notes - Elmira Academy of Medicine, September 20, 1888 "Pathology of Clubfoot".NotesB0608
Index - The Elmira Academy of Medicine, 1884 - 1895; an index of different ailments, diseases, and fractures.IndexB0609
Notes - Bronchial cysts, by E. A. M., April, 1906. NotesB0611
Notes - Elmira Academy of Medicine, bladder related.NotesB0612
Notes - Elmira Academy of Medicine, three cases of fracture in the neck.NotesB0613
Booklet - Constitution and By-Laws of the Elmira Academy of Medicine, 1910.BookletB0614
Program - 1836 - 1936 Centennial of the founding of Chemung County Medical Society, held at the Mark Twain Hotel, Elmira, New York, on November 21, 1936.ProgramB0615
Notes - Regarding the assassination of President Garfield and the injuries that caused his death in September, 1881.NotesB0701
Notes - 1862 - 1863 discussing wounds to the abdomen made by weapons such as a musket. NotesB0702
Notes - Joseph Newman, 4 years old, fell off the foot of the bed to the floor breaking his right arm on February 21, 1878. Dr. perscribed four drops of laudanum every two hours, if in pain and lateral splints.NotesB0703
Document - Diagnosis of Leila Gage 3 years old, September 24, 1892. DocumentB0704
Notes - January 9, 1889, Mrs. Walter Leonarde, regarding an enlarged spleen.NotesB0704
Notes - Regarding M.A. Brown, January 8, 1880; Regarding headache, fever, pain in his neck, and a carbuncle. The carbuncle broke, and the headache left, but he was weak and had to walk with a cane. He was also emaciated and weak. He was ill for 16 weeks, before dying.NotesB0706
Notes - Mrs. Bertha Shill, September, 1895, became iller than usual with her menstration time. It was more painful and more bloating (like colic). She resumed her duties at home and the "colic" returned worse everyday. The diagnosis was one of appendicitis with obstruction of the bowels. Underwent surgical procedure.NotesB0707
Notes - Case notes on Mrs. Helen Filkins, age 50 years, November 30, 1889, diagnosis of cystic tumor of the ovary.NotesB0708
By-Laws - Elmira Academy of Sciences, adopted, September 9, 1861.By-LawsB0801
Directory - Medical Society of the County of Chemung, 1977.DirectoryB0901
Program - The Chemung County Medical Society Sesquicentennial Celebration, Holiday Inn, Elmira, September 10, 1986. ProgramB0902
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