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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.
Verne Strudwick Caviness was born 1895 February 9 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 Rex Hospital, consulting physician for the Methodist Orphanage (1923- 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 1996 August 22 in Raleigh, N.C.
Related artifacts held at
The Country Doctor Museum, Bailey, North Carolina.
Related books can be found by searching the Laupus Library catalog.
January 1997: papers including typescripts, illustrations for journal articles, and letter. Presumably donated by Alice Caviness Hardy.
Gift presumably of Alice Caviness Hardy of Raleigh, North Carolina.
Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.
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.
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