Dr. J.M. Phelps Papers, 1925-1961

The Country Doctor Museum Manuscript Collection, CD 01.114

  • Descriptive Summary
     
    Title: Dr. J.M. Phelps Papers
    Creator: Phelps, John Mahlon, Dr.
    Repository: Laupus Library History Collections
    Language: English
    Abstract: Includes medical school class notes, medical licenses, patient notes, account books, certificates, diplomas, and photographs.
    Extent: 1.387 Cubic feet,
  • Description
     

    The Dr. J.M. Phelps Papers document Dr. Phelps’ time in medical school and his professional life as a doctor. The medical school series contains Dr. Phelps’ notes from his classes, his junior case report, and examination reports. The professional life series includes Dr. Phelps’ medical licenses, pamphlets he distributed to patients, blank prescription slips, blank birth and death certificates, calendars, and account books. The collection also holds Dr. Phelps’ diplomas and various other certificates.

  • Biographical / Historical Note
     

    John Mahlon Phelps was born on 1906 August 8 to John L. and Ida Walker Phelps in Washington County, North Carolina. He graduated from Wake Forest College with a Bachelor of Science in 1928 and again in 1930 with a Bachelor of Science in Medicine. Following graduation, Phelps continued his medical training at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, where he was a member of the Chi chapter of the Phi Chi Medical Fraternity. He graduated with a Doctorate of Medicine in 1932. On 1932 July 14, Dr. Phelps received a certificate from the Board of Medical Examiners of North Carolina granting authorization to formally practice medicine in the state.

    Phelps practiced medicine in Creswell, North Carolina for the majority of his career. In the 1930s, he married Caredwyn (Sheets) Phelps and raised two step-sons with her, Robert and Donald Sheets. During World War II, Dr. Phelps served in the Medical Corps from 1942 June 13 through 1944 November 23. He also served as a member of the North Carolina House of Representatives for the 1955, 1957, 1959, and 1961 sessions. Dr. Phelps died on 1961 March 26 in Creswell, North Carolina.

  • Administrative Information
     
    Accessions Information

    2017 December 1: two boxes of archival materials including class notes, diplomas, account books, and photographs. Gift of John M. Phelps.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of John M. Phelps

    Access Restrictions

    No restrictions

    Copyright Notice

    Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

    Preferred Citation

    Dr. J.M. Phelps Papers (CD01.114), The Country Doctor Museum, at The William E. Laupus Health Science Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Layne Carpenter, 2018

Container List

  • Medical School, 1930-1932
     
    Anatomy Class Notes, undated
    Therapeutics Class Notes, undated
    Neuro-Pathology, Clinic Pathology, and Orthopedic Surgery Class Notes, 1930
    Ophthalmology Medicine and Surgery Class Notes, 1930-1931
    Pediatrics Class Notes, 1930-1931
    Junior Case Report, 1930-1931
    The Jefferson Medical College Reports of Examinations, 1931-1932
    Class Notes, 1931-1932
  • Professional Life, 1936-1954
     
    Photographs, 1944-1945, undated
    Medical Licenses, 1940-1951
    Patient Notes, 1940-1954
    Pamphlets and Information Sheets, undated
    Blank Prescription and Account Slips, undated
    Blank Birth and Death Certificates, undated
    Desk Calendar, 1936
    Daily Calendar and Log, 1945
    Physician’s Daily Log, 1954-1961
Certificates and Diplomas, 1925-1956

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Container List

  • Medical School, 1930-1932
     
    Anatomy Class Notes, undated
    Therapeutics Class Notes, undated
    Neuro-Pathology, Clinic Pathology, and Orthopedic Surgery Class Notes, 1930
    Ophthalmology Medicine and Surgery Class Notes, 1930-1931
    Pediatrics Class Notes, 1930-1931
    Junior Case Report, 1930-1931
    The Jefferson Medical College Reports of Examinations, 1931-1932
    Class Notes, 1931-1932
  • Professional Life, 1936-1954
     
    Photographs, 1944-1945, undated
    Medical Licenses, 1940-1951
    Patient Notes, 1940-1954
    Pamphlets and Information Sheets, undated
    Blank Prescription and Account Slips, undated
    Blank Birth and Death Certificates, undated
    Desk Calendar, 1936
    Daily Calendar and Log, 1945
    Physician’s Daily Log, 1954-1961
Certificates and Diplomas, 1925-1956


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