John L. Wooten Physician's Log, 1962

Laupus Library Manuscript Collection, LL 02.62

  • Descriptive Summary
    Title: John L. Wooten Physician's Log
    Repository: Laupus Library History Collections
    Language: English
    Abstract: John L. Wooten's daily physician log from 1962.
    Extent: 0.18 Cubic feet,
  • Biographical / Historical Note

    John Lemuel Wooten was born in 1924 to William Isler and Pattie (Bruce) Wooten. He earned both his undergraduate and M.D. degree from Duke University, the latter in 1947. Wooten did his post-graduate training at Emory University, Baltimore City Hospital, and Kernan's Hospital for Crippled Children. During his years in Baltimore, he met and later married Harriet Lamont Husted. He served on active duty during the Korean War as a Captain and Chief of Orthopedics in the Army Medical Corps at Camp Polk, Louisiana, and later at Fort Gordon, Georgia. The couple and their first two sons moved to Greenville in 1955 after he was discharged from the Army. There, Wooten opened his office on Greene Street and established the first orthopedic surgery practice in eastern North Carolina.

    During his professional career, Wooten served as Professor and Chief of the Division of Orthopedic Surgery at the East Carolina University School of Medicine, President of the Pitt County Medical Society, and two term member of the Board of Trustees of Pitt County Memorial Hospital. During his tenure as Chief of Staff at Pitt County Memorial Hospital, he was instrumental in negotiating the affiliation agreement between the hospital and the new medical school. His civic interests included serving as Chairman of the Greenville Housing Authority, President of the Greenville Rotary Club, and as a founding member of the Greenville Foundation. He was an active member of St. paul's Episcopal Church, serving on the vestry and as Senior Warden.

    He and his wife had four sons: John L. Jr., David, Daniel, and Henry. John died on 4 December 2004 in Greenville, North Carolina.

  • Administrative Information
    Accessions Information Acquisition Information

    Possibly donated by John Wooten

    Access Restrictions

    Restricted until 2062. Falls under HIPAA.

    Copyright Notice

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

    Preferred Citation

    John L. Wooten Physician's Log (LL 02.62), at The William E. Laupus Health Sciences Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA

    Processing Information

    Processed by Allison N. Miller and Ashley Williams, 2016

    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.

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Physician's Log, 1962

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