Verne S. Caviness Papers, 1937-1941

The Country Doctor Museum Manuscript Collection, CD 01.13

  • Descriptive Summary
     
    Title: Verne S. Caviness Papers
    Creator: Caviness, Verne S.
    Repository: Laupus Library History Collections
    Language: English
    Abstract: Papers of physician Verne S. Caviness consisting of a typescript, carbon copies of typescripts, illustrations for journal articles, and a typed letter; all related to Dr. Caviness’ publication of two journal articles.
    Extent: 0.12 Cubic feet,
  • Description
     

    Papers of physician Verne S. Caviness consisting of a typescript, carbon copies of typescripts, illustrations for journal articles and a typed letter; all related to Dr. Caviness’ publication of two journal articles. The first article is entitled "Puncture wound of the left auricle, with tamponade and recovery" by Verne S. Caviness and Henry G. Turner. American Heart Journal. Volume 25, Issue 5, May 1943, pages 693-699. The second article is titled “The correlation between blood pressure and the concentration of sulfocyanates in the blood" by Verne S. Caviness, Thomas A. Bell, and G. Howard Satterfield. North Carolina Medical Journal. Volume 2, November 1941, pages 585-592.

  • Biographical / Historical Note
     

    Verne Strudwick Caviness was born 9 February 1895 in Hillsborough, North Carolina to Doctor Newby and Laura (Cummings) Caviness. He attended the University of North Carolina Medical School, and earned his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia in 1921. In 1923, he started his practice in Raleigh, specializing in cardiovascular diseases. Over his career, Caviness served as Chief of General Medicine at St. Agnes Hospital, Chief of Cardiovascular Medicine at Rext Hospital, consulting physician for the Methodist Orphanage (1923 to 1970s), and medical director of the Occidental Life Insurance Company (1926-1952). In 1933, he married Alice Hill Webb (1904-1989). Caviness was one of the first researchers to work with insulin and helped find proper doses to make the new drug a workable treatment for diabetes. He died 22 August 1996 in Raleigh, NC.

  • Administrative Information
     
    Accessions Information

    January 1997: papers including typescripts, illustrations for journal articles, and letter. Presumably donated by Alice Caviness Hardy.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift presumably of Alice Caviness Hardy of Raleigh, North Carolina.

    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

    Verne S. Caviness Papers (CD 01.13), The Country Doctor Museum, at The William E. Laupus Health Sciences Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Janet Heath and Melissa Nasea, 2015

    Sponsor Statement

    Online access to this finding aid is supported with funds created through the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). These funds come through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services which is administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. This grant is part of the North Carolina Access and Digitization Grant Program.

Container List

"Puncture Wound of the Left Auricle with Tamponade and Recovery" by Verne Strudwick Caviness and Henry G. Turner, 1943
"The Correlation between Blood Pressure and the Concentration of Sulfocyanates in the Blood" by Verne Strudwick Caviness and G. Howard Satterfield, 1941

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Container List

"Puncture Wound of the Left Auricle with Tamponade and Recovery" by Verne Strudwick Caviness and Henry G. Turner, 1943
"The Correlation between Blood Pressure and the Concentration of Sulfocyanates in the Blood" by Verne Strudwick Caviness and G. Howard Satterfield, 1941


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