Henderson D. Mabe Papers

1836, 1883, 1910, 1920, 1949-1987, undated
Laupus Library Manuscript Collection, LL 02.25
Mabe, Henderson D.
Physical description
0.525 Cubic Feet
Preferred Citation
Henderson D. Mabe Papers (LL 02.25), The William E. Laupus Health Sciences Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
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The collection contains papers related to Dr. Mabe's personal medical practice, personal papers, product advertisements, and journal.

Biographical/historical information

Henderson D. Mabe was born 1924 October 20 in Kinston, North Carolina to Henderson D. and Pauline (Joyner) Mabe. He received his graduate degree in medical sciences at Wake Forest College and did his residency at Watts Hospital in Durham. Mabe relocated to Erwin as a temporary subsitute for a local doctor recovering from illness, but ended up spending the rest of his career in Erwin except while he served as a medical doctor in the United States Navy during the Korean War. Mabe was well known for seeing patients into the night and then making rounds at the local hospital over his 49 year career. Mabe died 1999 March 24.

Scope and arrangement

The collection contains papers related to Dr. Mabe's personal medical practice, personal papers, product advertisements, and journal. Medical practice papers include a combination of personal and legal correspondence, such as legal letters from North Carolina Medical Society wanting to reform North Carolina's Medical Liability practices. Personal papers include family letters, holiday cards, photographs, and a newspaper article about Dr. Mabe receiving the Man of the Year Award. Dr. Mabe's journal includes personal notes on procedures conducted on his patients and notes and diagrams from the 1948 gynecology conference. The rolodex cards focus on the different diseases and procedures used by Dr. Mabe and his personal notes on the subjects of his procedures.

Administrative information
Custodial History

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Source of acquisition

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Processing information

Processed by Kaitlin Clothier, 2015. Revised 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.

Container list
Box 1 Folder 1 Medical Related Papers, 1953-1961, 1979-1987
Box 1 Folder 2 Personal Papers, 1883, 1956-1959, 1971
Box 1 Folder 3 Found in Books, 1836, 1910, 1920, 1949, 2004, undated
Box 1 Folder 4 Physician's Daily Record Book, 1958
Box 2 Folder 1 Log Records, 1947-1948
Box 3 Item 1 Two Stethoscopes (Littmann; A. J. Metal Products) originally belonging to Dr. Henderson Mabe Jr., undated
Box 3 Item 2 Operating Otoscope in original box (Welch Allyn, Inc., Skaneateles Falls, N.Y.), undated