Zebulon M. and William F. Caveness Papers, 1900-1906, ca. 1980

The Country Doctor Museum Manuscript Collection, CD 01.12

  • Descriptive Summary
     
    Title: Zebulon M. and William F. Caveness Papers
    Creator: Caveness Family
    Repository: Laupus Library History Collections
    Language: English
    Abstract: Papers of father and son physicians Zebulon M. Caveness and William F. Caveness. The papers consist mainly of books of medical school notes; medical correspondence, certificates, and documents; a patient ledger from Zebulon M. Caveness; and a Curriculum Vitae from William F. Caveness.
    Extent: 0.465 Cubic feet,
  • Description
     

    Papers of father and son physicians Zebulon M. Caveness and William F. Caveness. The papers consist mainly of books of medical school notes; medical correspondence, certificates, and documents; a patient ledger from Zebulon M. Caveness; and a Curriculum Vitae from William F. Caveness.

  • Biographical / Historical Note
     

    Zebulon Marvin Caveness was born 19 July 1876 near Cheek’s Mills, Randolph County, North Carolina to Isaac Fields and Mary Ann (Bray) Caveness. He studied medicine at the University College of Medicine in Richmond, Virginia and at the Medical Department of the University of North Carolina (UNC) in Raleigh, North Carolina, where he graduated in 1903. Caveness married Corinna Jones (also called Mary Corrina Jones) in 1904. After general practices in Zebulon and Wakefield, he began his Raleigh practice in 1912, specializing in proctology. Caveness was a member of the North Carolina Medical Society, the Wake County Medical Society, and the Raleigh Academy of Medicine, and served as president of the Alumni Association of the University of North Carolina Medical School. He was a Fellow of the National Proctologic Association and a member of the Board of Trustees of Meredith College. He died in Raleigh, North Carolina 14 May 1957.

    William Fields Caveness, son of Zebulon M. Caveness and Corinna (Jones) Caveness, was born 13 September 1908, in Zebulon, North Carolina. He graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1929 and subsequently did graduate work at Harvard University. In 1943 William received his medical degree from McGill University Medical School in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He married Angela Stampone, and after his death, she remarried and became Angela Caveness Weisskopf. Caveness received board certification from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, in Neurology, in 1949. In 1969 he became Chief, Laboratory of Experimental Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland. He was a retired captain in the Naval Reserve and died on 24 January 1981 in Bethesda, Maryland. The National Head Injury Foundation William Fields Caveness Award (later the Brain Injury Association of America William Fields Caveness Award) was named after him.

  • Administrative Information
     
    Accessions Information

    1994: Medical certificates. 1996: University of North Carolina correspondence and 11 books of medical school notes. 2000: Maryland Medical College correspondence, patient ledger, and 1 book of medical school notes. Probably circa 1994 – 2000: University College of Medicine, Richmond, Virginia documents and medical practice documents. Probably 1996: Curriculum Vitae. Gift of Angela Caveness Weisskopf of Bethesda, Maryland.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Angela Caveness Weisskopf

    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

    Zebulon M. and William F. Caveness Papers (CD 01.12), The Country Doctor Museum, at The William E. Laupus Health Sciences Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Melissa Nasea, 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

  • Zebulon M. Caveness, 1900-1906, undated
     
    Papers from University College of Medicine, Richmond, Virginia, 1900-1902
    Pathology Notes, 1901, undated
    Bacteriology and Toxicology Notes, 1901-1902
    Physiology Notes, 1901-1902
    Physiology Notes, undated
    Transcriptions of some medical school notes and quiz questions; transcriptions probably by Dr. Josephine E. Newell, 1901-1904, undated
    Hygiene, Pathology, and Clinical Pathology Notes, 1902, undated
    Typed letters plus envelopes from Maryland Medical College, Baltimore, Maryland, 1902
    Papers from H. A. Royster, Dean, Medical Department, UNC Raleigh, 1902-1903
    Notes on Skin Disease, Ophthalmology, Dentistry, and Cell Division, 1903, undated
    Certificate from North Carolina Board of Medical Examiners, 3 June 1903
    Physician's Certificate of Registration from the Superior Court of Wake County, North Carolina, 29 June 1903
    Correspondence with book publisher William Wood; advertising from drug company Schieffelin, 1904
    Patient Ledger, 1904, undated
    Patient's Handwritten Acount of Treatment by Another Doctor and then by Dr. Z. M. Caveness, ca. 1906
    Medical Practice Stationery, Some with Notes, undated
    Handwritten "Report of Case", undated

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Container List

  • Zebulon M. Caveness, 1900-1906, undated
     
    Papers from University College of Medicine, Richmond, Virginia, 1900-1902
    Pathology Notes, 1901, undated
    Bacteriology and Toxicology Notes, 1901-1902
    Physiology Notes, 1901-1902
    Physiology Notes, undated
    Transcriptions of some medical school notes and quiz questions; transcriptions probably by Dr. Josephine E. Newell, 1901-1904, undated
    Hygiene, Pathology, and Clinical Pathology Notes, 1902, undated
    Typed letters plus envelopes from Maryland Medical College, Baltimore, Maryland, 1902
    Papers from H. A. Royster, Dean, Medical Department, UNC Raleigh, 1902-1903
    Notes on Skin Disease, Ophthalmology, Dentistry, and Cell Division, 1903, undated
    Certificate from North Carolina Board of Medical Examiners, 3 June 1903
    Physician's Certificate of Registration from the Superior Court of Wake County, North Carolina, 29 June 1903
    Correspondence with book publisher William Wood; advertising from drug company Schieffelin, 1904
    Patient Ledger, 1904, undated
    Patient's Handwritten Acount of Treatment by Another Doctor and then by Dr. Z. M. Caveness, ca. 1906
    Medical Practice Stationery, Some with Notes, undated
    Handwritten "Report of Case", undated


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