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James Naismith's application for a medical license from the Kansas State Board of Medical Registration and Examination.
Naismith is credited with inventing the game of basketball. In 1890 he entered the YMCA college in Springfield, Massachusetts, and it was there that James Naismith came up with the new game.
From Springfield, Naismith went to Denver where he acquired a medical degree and in 1898 he joined the University of Kansas' faculty at Lawrence. He remained in Lawrence until his death in 1939. Along with the application, is a notice of Naismith's death.
Creator: Board of Healing Arts
Date: February 04, 1902
Item Number: 215630
Call Number: Board of Healing Arts, License Application Files, Medical Doctors, Mos-Newl, Box 35
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 215630
Business and Industry - Occupations/Professions - Medical doctors
Collections - State Archives - Board of Healing Arts
Date - 1900s - 1902
Education - Higher education - Athletics - Basketball
Education - Higher education - Institutions - University of Kansas
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Certificate
People - Notable Kansans - Naismith, James, 1861-1939
Places - Cities and towns - Lawrence
Places - Counties - Douglas
Type of Material - Unpublished documents - Certificates