James M. Kelsh Papers

The Country Doctor Museum Manuscript Collection, CD01.126
Kelsh, James Michael, 1928-2001
Physical description
0140 Cubic Feet
Preferred Citation
James M. Kelsh Papers (CD01.126), The Country Doctor Museum, at The William E. Laupus Health Science Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
Laupus Library History Collections
No restrictions

Certificates and a prayer belonging to James M. Kelsh.

Biographical/historical information

James Michael Kelsh was born on 1928 November 3. He served in the U.S. Army as a Colonel during the Korean War and the Vietnam War. For his service as a surgeon in the military, Kelsh received the Legion of Merit. He received his license to practice medicine in North Carolina on 1969 May 19. Dr. Kelsh worked as a surgeon at Heritage Hospital in Tarboro and retired from that hospital at the end of his career. James M. Kelsh died on 2001 January 17.

Scope and arrangement

This collection includes a print copy of "A Physician's Prayer," Dr. Kelsh's certificate for the Order of the Scalpel Wielders, and Dr. Kelsh's certificate for his license to practice medicine in North Carolina.

Administrative information
Custodial History

2019 May 17: 2 certificates and a prayer. Gift of Brendan P. Kelsh.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Brendan P. Kelsh

Processing information

Processed by Layne Carpenter, 2019

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


Container list
Box 1 Folder 1 "A Physician's Prayer", Undated
Oversize Folder 1 Certificates, 1964-1969