Zebulon M. and William F. Caveness Papers

1900-1906, ca. 1980, undated
The Country Doctor Museum Manuscript Collection, CD 01.12
Creator(s)
Caveness Family
Physical description
0.725 Cubic Feet
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.
Repository
Laupus Library History Collections
Access
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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 information

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, on 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.


Scope and arrangement

The collection consists of the papers of father and son physicians Zebulon M. Caveness and William F. Caveness. A large portion of the collection is comprised of class notes from Zebulon M. Caveness during his time at the University College of Medicine, Richmond, Virginia, and the Medical Department of the University of North Carolina (UNC) in Raleigh, North Carolina, from 1900 to 1903, as well as transcriptions of some of these notes. Zebulon's certificate from the North Carolina Board of Medical Examiners, dated 3 June 1903, and his Physician's Certificate of Registration from the Superior Court of Wake County, North Carolina, dated 29 June 1903, are also included. Correspondence includes typed letters from Maryland Medical College and letters to and from book publisher William Wood. The collection contains patient records, including Zebulon's 1904 patient ledger and a patient's handwritten account of treatment by another doctor and then by Dr. Z. M. Caveness, ca. 1906. William F. Caveness's curriculum vitae is the only item directly related to him.


Administrative information
Custodial History

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.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Angela Caveness Weisskopf

Processing information

Processed by Melissa Nasea, 2015

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

English

Related material

Related artifacts held at The Country Doctor Museum, Bailey, North Carolina.

Related books can be found by searching the Laupus Library catalog.


Key terms
Personal Names
Caveness, William F.

Container list
Box 1 Folder 1 Papers from University College of Medicine, Richmond, Virginia, 1900-1902
Box 1 Folder 2 Pathology Notes, 1901, undated
Box 1 Folder 3 Bacteriology and Toxicology Notes, 1901-1902
Box 1 Folder 4 Physiology Notes, 1901-1902
Box 1 Folder 5 Physiology Notes, undated
Box 1 Folder 6 Transcriptions of some medical school notes and quiz questions; transcriptions probably by Dr. Josephine E. Newell, 1901-1904, undated
Box 2 Folder 1 Hygiene, Pathology, and Clinical Pathology Notes, 1902, undated
Box 2 Folder 2 Typed letters plus envelopes from Maryland Medical College, Baltimore, Maryland, 1902
Box 2 Folder 3 Papers from H. A. Royster, Dean, Medical Department, UNC Raleigh, 1902-1903
Box 2 Folder 4 Notes on Skin Disease, Ophthalmology, Dentistry, and Cell Division, 1903, undated
Map-case 2 Drawer 4 Certificate from North Carolina Board of Medical Examiners, 3 June 1903
Box 2 Folder 5 Physician's Certificate of Registration from the Superior Court of Wake County, North Carolina, 29 June 1903
Box 2 Folder 6 Correspondence with book publisher William Wood; advertising from drug company Schieffelin, 1904
Box 2 Folder 7 Patient Ledger, 1904, undated
Box 2 Folder 8 Patient's Handwritten Account of Treatment by Another Doctor and then by Dr. Z. M. Caveness, ca. 1906
Box 2 Folder 9 Medical Practice Stationery, Some with Notes, undated
Box 2 Folder 10 Handwritten "Report of Case", undated
Box 2 Folder 11 Curriculum Vitae, ca. 1980