George M. Chapman Papers

The Country Museum Manuscript Collection, CD01.112
Chapman, George M.
Physical description
0.035 Cubic Feet
Preferred Citation
George M. Chapman Papers (CD01.112), The Country Doctor Museum, at The William E. Laupus Health Science Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
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Includes a complete set of the monthly periodical, The Medical World, for the year 1908.

Biographical/historical information

George M. Chapman was born in North Carolina in 1872. He owned a farm and practiced medicine in Logan Store, North Carolina (Rutherford County) in 1910, and by 1920, he and his family lived in Morven, North Carolina (Anson County). Chapman was married to Annie Foard [or Ford]. He died in 1921 at the age of 49.

Scope and arrangement

The George M. Chapman papers contain a complete set of the 1908 volume of The Medical World. The periodical advertises medical instruments, equipment, and more and includes many classified ads. Doctors across the county wrote to the editors of the journal. They often asked other professionals for advice about troubling cases and submitted medical anecdotes. The Medical World was published by the W.B. Saunders Company in Philadelphia.

Administrative information
Custodial History

1969 November 26: The Medical World periodicals. Gift of George M. Chapman Jr.

Source of acquisition

Gift of George M. Chapman Jr.

Processing information

Processed by Layne Carpenter, 2018

Copyright notice

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

Language of material


Related material

Related artifacts held at The Country Doctor Museum, Bailey, North Carolina.

Digitized copies of the journal issues are available [here.]

Container list
Box 1 Folder 1 Book Cover, 1908
Box 1 Folder 2 January and February, 1908
Box 1 Folder 3 March and April, 1908
Box 1 Folder 4 May and June, 1908
Box 1 Folder 5 July and August, 1908
Box 1 Folder 6 September and October, 1908
Box 1 Folder 7 November and December, 1908