Edmund Simpson Boice Papers, 1907-1912

The Country Doctor Museum Manuscript Collection, CD 01.09

  • Descriptive Summary
     
    Title: Edmund Simpson Boice Papers
    Creator: Boice, Edmund Simpson
    Repository: Laupus Library History Collections
    Language: English
    Abstract: Contained in the collection are notebooks, pamphlets, photographs and negatives from Boice’s time at the University of Pennsylvania and his career afterwards.
    Extent: 0.35 Cubic feet,
  • Description
     

    Contained in the collection are notebooks, pamphlets, photographs and negatives from Boice’s time at the University of Pennsylvania and his career afterwards. There are glass negatives of tissue samples taken from patients at the Johnston-Willis Sanatorium, Richmond, Va. with notes on the tissue type, patient’s name, and diagnosis. Other glass negatives show a female nurse holding a baby, and a woman, presumably the mother, lying in a hospital bed with the infant. Copies of these negatives are also available in photograph form. A set of glass negatives and accompanying photographs from the University of Pennsylvania show several young men performing various athletic activities, particularly gymnastics, as well as formal poses. Boice was on the University of Pennsylvania’s gymnastics team from 1906-1908 and may be seen in these photographs, though unidentified.

    Two notebooks from Dr. Boice contain his class notes from a 1908-1909 Clinical Medicine course with Dr. Stengel and a 1909 Surgical Pathology course. The collection also includes a souvenir football program from the 31 October 1908 University of Pennsylvania versus Carnegie Tech (now called Carnegie Mellon) game; the November 1912 issue of the school newspaper, The Pennsylvania Punch Bowl; and a flyer advertising Alpha Mu Pi Omega’s “Grand Annual Fall Smoker” on 12 October 1907, which lists Boice a committee member.

  • Biographical / Historical Note
     

    Edmund Simpson Boice was born 16 December 1883 to Cyrene and Eliza (Bond) Boice. He was a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania class of 1909 with the degree of Doctor of Medicine. Boice had previously graduated in 1905 from Washington and Lee University with his Bachelor of Arts. Edmund was a surgeon at the Johnston-Willis Sanatorium in Richmond, Va. from 1910-1914 before moving to North Carolina to work as a surgeon at Park View Hospital in Rocky Mount. He married Lyall E. Caughy in 1912 or 1913, and died 2 November 1975 in Rocky Mount, North Carolina.

  • Administrative Information
     
    Accessions Information

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    Acquisition Information

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    Access Restrictions

    No restrictions

    Copyright Notice

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

    Preferred Citation

    Edmund Simpson Boice Papers (CD 01.09), The Country Doctor Museum, at The William E. Laupus Health Sciences Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Allison N. Miller, 2015

    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.

Container List

Photographs of women and an infant in a hospital, undated
Photographs of young men in athletic and formal poses, undated
Notebook from a 1908-1909 Clinical Medicine course with Dr. Stengel, and loose pages of notes, 1908-1909
Notebook from a 1909 Surgical Pathology course, 1909
University of Pennsylvania versus Carnegie Tech 1908 souvenir football program, The Pennsylvania Punch Bowl November 1912 issue, and a flyer advertising the “Grand Annual Fall Smoker” on 12 October 1907, 1907-1908, 1912

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Container List

Photographs of women and an infant in a hospital, undated
Photographs of young men in athletic and formal poses, undated
Notebook from a 1908-1909 Clinical Medicine course with Dr. Stengel, and loose pages of notes, 1908-1909
Notebook from a 1909 Surgical Pathology course, 1909
University of Pennsylvania versus Carnegie Tech 1908 souvenir football program, The Pennsylvania Punch Bowl November 1912 issue, and a flyer advertising the “Grand Annual Fall Smoker” on 12 October 1907, 1907-1908, 1912


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