International Pocket Medical Formulary, 1890

The Country Doctor Museum Manuscript Collection, CD 01.100

  • Descriptive Summary
    Title: International Pocket Medical Formulary
    Creator: Edwards, W.M., Dr.
    Vann, Julius R., Dr.
    Warren, Julian M., Dr.
    Repository: Laupus Library History Collections
    Language: English, English
    Abstract: International pocket medical formulary used by three doctors in Spring Hope, North Carolina.
    Extent: 0.06 Cubic feet,
  • Description

    International pocket medical formulary used by three doctors in Spring Hope, North Carolina. Dr. W. M. Edwards received the book in 1890 and carried the book in his back pocket while traveling on horseback. The book was passed on to Dr. Julius R. Vann in 1927, who in turn passed it on to Dr. Julian M. Warren.

  • Biographical / Historical Note

    Dr. W. M. Edwards worked for the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad and performed surgeries in towns along the line. Dr. Vann would drop ether for him at these surgeries.

    Dr. Julius R. Vann was a physician in the U.S. Navy during World War I. He may have attended Jefferson Medical College but lived in Fayetteville before moving to Spring Hope.

    Dr. Julian M. Warren met Dr. Vann when he began his Spring Hope practice. Other doctors practicing in the area at the time (1957) include Dr. Willis (who was in failing health) and Dr. Julian Brantley. Brantley was a cousin of Warren, as their mothers were sisters. Julian Brantley's father, Dr. Hassel Brantley, delivered Warren. The father-son Brantley shared a large office in Spring Hope, and Dr. Warren rented space out of this office when he first started in town; the elder Brantley was deceased at this point. Dr. Lowery and Warren built a clinic in Spring Hope on Branche and Ashe Streets in 1961. The two doctors knew each other from time spent in Durham.

  • Administrative Information
    Accessions Information

    2013 April 25: International Pocket Medical Formulary from 1890. Gift of David M. Warren, Raleigh, N. C.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of David M. Warren

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    Copyright Notice

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

    Preferred Citation

    International Pocket Medical Formulary (CD 01.100), The Country Doctor Museum, at The William E. Laupus Health Sciences Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

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    Processed by Ashley Williams, 2016

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