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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.

To search the Manuscript Index for a specific research topic, please enter the term into the Search Library Box below. 

Please keep in mind that many collections have not been inventoried while others are currently in progress.  If you have any questions regarding the Finding Aids or the Index, please contact the archivist at

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Report - Chemung County Health Planning Committee. "Ambulatory Care Sub-Committee Report" prepared by: Kenneth Y. West- Chairman. Includes: 1) Status of Funding, 2) Status of Surveys, 3) Other Developments and 4) Specific Recommendations of the Ambulatory Care Sub-Committee. Report C0506
Book - Elmira Academy of Medicine. Minutes of meetings from August, 1859 - 1870.BookA0101
Book - Minutes and Constitution of the Elmira Academy of Medicine, from July, 1852 - December, 1858.BookA0201
Book - Elmira Academy of Medicine, Vital Statistics for July, 1852 - December, 1879.BookA0301
Books - Elmira Academy of Medicine, Volume 3, minutes of meetings from July, 1870 - July, 1872; Volume 4, minutes of meetings from August, 1872 - August, 1874.BooksA0401
Book - Elmira Academy of Medicine, Case Histories and Verbatim Lectures, 1852 - 1856; Medical History of Elmira from 1793.BookA0501
Booklet - Hospital Trustees of New York State, Membership Directory, 1986 - 1987.BookletB0102
Booklet - Medical Society of the State of New York. A Commemorative booklet in Honor of Physicians who have served their communities 50 years or more.BookletB0103
Documents - Elmira Association, Articles of Agreement, 1837. First page talks about purchasing any lot that shall be appraised or sold. Second page lists the Articles.DocumentsB0201
Program - Elmira Academy of Medicine, Fiftieth Anniversary, April 1, 1903, listing the original officers and members, present officers and members, since its Organization.ProgramB0202
Booklet - Elmira Clinical Society, minutes of meetings from 1908 - 1917. BookletB0203
Booklet - Chemung County Medical Society, A Public Health Survey, including Elmira, June, 1946. It was conducted by Harry S. Mustard, M. D. Also included are two newspaper articles about Wiley Post; 1) His visit to Elmira 2) The tragedy of his plane crash in Alaska.BookletB0204
Booklet - Chemung County Medical Society, 1883, citing medical case studies of different individuals, and mentioning different Doctors and their medical treatments.BookletB0301
Booklet - American Medical Association, 1855, describing medical case histories of individuals; treatments, diagnosis, and prognosis.BookletB0302
Booklet - Medical Association of Southern Central New York. Minutes of the Tenth Annual Meeting held in Binghamton, June, 1856. Discusses surgeries, medical case histories, treatments, and results.BookletB0303
Letter - Unknown writer, late 1800's, offering thanks for the position of President of the Elmira Academy of Medicine.LetterB0401
Document - Chemung County Medical Society, 1860, discussing vaccinations and their benefits.DocumentB0402
Hand written document titled "Synovitis of Wrist Joints", dated March 17, 1888, five small pages, a lengthy case history and the treatments attempted,DocumentB0403
Document - Physician's Memoranda, 1874 - 1875, on Mrs. Charles H. Lewis, regarding a fall resulting in a neck injury. DocumentB0403
Document - Relating a case history of "Rickey", age 18, born with Spina Bifida, 1872 - 1874, telling them to go consult with Dr. Squires, in Elmira, New York.DocumentB0404
Document titled "Helps and Hinderances In The Practice of Medicine". Thirty-one hand written pages. Contains several different items in both the help and hinderance categories.DocumentB0404
Medical Esay: Organic Stricture of the Urethra According to Perrive.DocumentB0405
Document - Research papers on salicylic acid for all septic parasitic, etc. and research with animals; antipyretic properties and effects on afflictions.DocumentB0405
Document - Regarding patient Charles E. Warwick, age 30 years old, year 1888, diagnosed with a hernia, Doctor unknown. Notes describe treatment and operation on the hernia.DocumentB0405
Medical essay: Treatment of Stricture of the Urethra in the Male.DocumentB0405
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