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Doctor's office sign

Doctor's office sign
Date: between 1940 and 1950
This sign belonged to Dr. C.O. Hoover, a general practitioner who practiced medicine in Kansas for 55 years. After receiving a diploma from the Eclectic Medical University of Kansas City, Missouri, in 1910, he treated patients in Overbrook for 14 years before moving to Quinter in 1925. Hoover also served as the Gove County health officer and the coroner. In 1957 he appeared on the television series "Wide, Wide World" in an episode titled "The House I Enter - A Television Portrait of the American Doctor." The show used two Kansas doctors to demonstrate how a Kansas plan provided small communities with topnotch medical care. Hoover died in 1973.


Doctor's office sign

Doctor's office sign
Date: between 1910 and 1950
This sign belonged to Dr. C.O. Hoover, a general practitioner who practiced medicine in Kansas for 55 years. After receiving a diploma from the Eclectic Medical University of Kansas City, Missouri, in 1910, he treated patients in Overbrook for 14 years before moving to Quinter in 1925. Hoover also served as the Gove County health officer and the coroner. In 1957 he appeared on the television series "Wide, Wide World" in an episode titled "The House I Enter - A Television Portrait of the American Doctor." The show used two Kansas doctors to demonstrate how a Kansas plan provided small communities with topnotch medical care. Hoover died in 1973.


Quarantine sign

Quarantine sign
Date: between 1915 and 1935
Quarantine sign for scarlet fever. Black block letters on red cardboard. Families whose members were ill with a contagious disease would purchase and display a quarantine sign either in the front window or on the front door. This sign belonged to Chester L. Stocks, a druggist and medical doctor in Bushong from 1896 to 1934.


Women's Christian Temperance Union billboard

Women's Christian Temperance Union billboard
Date: 1965
A view of a Women's Christian Temperance Union billboard erected along a Kansas highway which states that "Alcohol is the No. 1 Killer on America's Highways." This photograph was part of Governor John Anderson Jr. papers.


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