Henry Bascom Shields Papers

1882-1898
The Country Doctor Museum Manuscript Collection, CD 01.61
Creator(s)
Shields, Henry Bascom
Physical description
0.24 Cubic Feet
Preferred Citation
Henry Bascom Shields Papers (CD 01.61),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
No restrictions

Collection includes account books, handwritten notes from lecture series, a typescript of the notes, and photographs of Shields later in life.


Biographical/historical information

Henry Bascom Shields was born 25 March 1853 to John Wesley and Martha A. (Stutts) Shields. He attended Atlanta Medical College (now Emory University) in the 1870s, earning his medical degree. Shields practiced medicine in Moore County, North Carolina, for 45 years. He performed the first appendicitis operation in the county and was known for his work with typhoid fever. At the age of 73, he retired from practice, but acquired a controlling interest in the Shields Drug Company in Carthage. Shields married Flora Hartsell and they had a daughter, Katharine (Shields) Melvin. He died 15 April 1938.


Scope and arrangement

Collection includes account books, handwritten notes from lecture series, a typescript of the notes, and photographs of Shields later in life.


Administrative information
Custodial History

16 May 1993: Gift of John S. Melvin.

27 July 1992: Gift of Katharine (Shields) Melvin.

9 July 1998: Collection contains a 1,000 pound, 5 place combination safe. Gift of Richard Landes

Source of acquisition

Gift of John S. Melvin

Gift of Katharine (Shields) Melvin

Gift of Richard Landes

Processing information

Processing revised by Ashley Williams, 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