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Daniel L. Chandler to John Stillman Brown

Daniel L. Chandler to John Stillman Brown
Creator: Chandler, Daniel L.
Date: April 26, 1862
A letter written by Daniel L. Chandler from Mound City, Kansas, to John Stillman Brown, a Unitarian minister who lived west of Lawrence. Chandler described promotions and staff changes in the regiments at Mound City, as well as a petition to prevent his removal as hospital steward. Chandler also wrote of the deaths of soldiers and a new order that would discharge soldiers who spent two months in the hospital.


Doctor's bag

Doctor's bag
Creator: Hettinger Brothers Manufacturing Company
Date: Unknown date
Black leather doctor's bag with brass hardware. Carried by Dr. George Campbell McKnight (1866-1942) of Hiawatha, Kansas. After graduating from Rush Medical College in Chicago in 1892, he returned to Hiawatha and entered into a surgical and medical practice. In addition to practicing medicine, McKnight also served as Mayor of Hiawatha from 1914 to 1920. The bag was made by Hettinger Brothers Manufacturing Company of Kansas City, Missouri.


Dr. Ray A. West

Dr. Ray A. West
Creator: Goldberg, Jack
Date: Between 1925 and 1940
Here are photographs of Dr. Ray A. West, an obstetrician in Wichita, Kansas, along with a newspaper article about his early medical career. The group photograph showing St. Francis Hospital staff was copied from A History of the Sedgwick County Medical Society by Howard C. Clark, M.D.


Foot warmer

Foot warmer
Creator: Chicago Flexible Shaft Company
Date: between 1910 and 1930
Clark Heater Number 7-D by the Chicago Flexible Shaft Company. Metal wedge-shaped case covered in green wool carpet. Drawer on right side for holding coal. Vents on left side and back. Foot warmer was used by Dr. Otto Clarence Fritts (1876-1967) when he worked as a "horse and buggy doctor." Fritts began practicing medicine in 1897, originally in his native Missouri. In 1922 he relocated to Osage City, Kansas, where he continued to practice until his death in 1967. He used the foot warmer for many years while making housecalls during cold weather, both in his buggy and later in his car. Founded in the early 1890s as a manufacturer of livestock clippers and shearers, the Chicago Flexible Steel Company began making small appliances including heaters in about 1908. In 1946 it was reorganized as Sunbeam.


Forceps

Forceps
Creator: Caswell, Hazard & Co.
Date: between 1880 and 1891
Obstetrical forceps. Black wooden handles. From the medical office of Dr. Floyd E. Richmond (1872-1955) of Stockton, Kansas. Dr. Richmond practiced medicine in Stockton for thirty years, and his office was upstairs in the Dye Building. He also served as the Postmaster of Logan. W.F. Ford first joined with Caswell, Hazard and Company in 1874. They dissolved the partnership in 1891, although both firms remained in operation through at least 1900.


Forceps

Forceps
Date: between 1917 and 1940
Hemostatic forceps. Made by Kny-Scheerer, Germany. Belonged to John R. Brinkley (1885-1942). Brinkley first established his medical practice in Milford, Kansas in 1917. He gained national fame as a "goat gland" doctor, and further promoted himself and his procedure on his own radio station, KFKB. Brinkley shifted his operations to Del Rio, Texas in the early 1930s, and relocated again to Little Rock, Arkansas in 1938.


Frankwood E. Williams Papers

Frankwood E. Williams Papers
Creator: Williams, Frankwood E. (Frankwood Earl), b. 1883
Date: 1905 - 1942, undated
This collection of materials consists of biographical sketches, correspondence (both personal and professional), lecture notes, bibliographies, and tributes for Frankwood E. Williams, director of the National Committee for Mental Hygiene. Much of the correspondence is between Marion Kenworthy and Norman Fenton regarding Fenton potentially writing a biography of Williams after his death (this never came to pass). A photograph of Williams is included in folder 12. This correspondence is part of the historic psychiatry material in the Menninger Archives. A searchable, full-text transcription is forthcoming.


Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, Board of Osteopathic

Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, Board of Osteopathic
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1929-1931 : Reed)
Date: 1929-1931
This file includes subject correspondence relating to the Board of Osteopathics. Topics in the correspondence cover but is not limited to board reports, reappointment and registration. This file is part of a bigger collection of Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence.


Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, Medical Examination and Registration applications

Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, Medical Examination and Registration applications
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1929-1931 : Reed)
Date: 1929-1931
This file includes subject correspondence relating to applications of employment with the Medical Examination and Registration Board. This file is part of a bigger collection of Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence.


James Naismith's medical license application

James Naismith's medical license application
Creator: Board of Healing Arts
Date: February 04, 1902
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.


Jeffrey William Colyer, M.D.

Jeffrey William Colyer, M.D.
Date: 2018
A formal portrait of the 47th Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer. A fifth generation Kansan from Hays, Governor Colyer is a surgeon who has volunteered in conflict zones such as Afghanistan, Iraq, the Balkans, Libya, Africa and Rwanda. He served as an international affairs fellow under U.S. presidents Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush. He was elected to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2006 and the Kansas Senate in 2008. From 2010 to 2018 he served as lieutenant governor under Governor Sam Brownback.


John R. Brinkley personal correspondence

John R. Brinkley personal correspondence
Date: 1926-1942
Letters to and from John R. Brinkley, his wife, Minnie, and their son, Johnnie Boy. The letters are of a personal nature, covering such topics as the Brinkley's anniversary, their son's birthday, distance from one another, and John Sr.'s declining health.


John R. Brinkley to Minnie Brinkley

John R. Brinkley to Minnie Brinkley
Creator: Brinkley, John Richard, 1885-1942
Date: July 21, 1941
A letter written by Dr. John R. Brinkley to Minnie Brinkley. It was written on stationery from the Hotel Bellerive in Kansas City, Missouri. In the letter, he writes about the razing of XERA radio tower and refers to it as "The Sunshine Station between the nations is gone". Also, Brinkley mentions KFKB his radio station in Milford, Kansas.


John R. Brinkley to Minnie Brinkley

John R. Brinkley to Minnie Brinkley
Creator: Brinkley, John Richard, 1885-1942
Date: May 6, 1942
A letter written by Dr. John R. Brinkley to his wife Minnie Brinkley on Mother's Day. He asks her to remember the good times, care for their son, and never falter when faced with persecution and disappointment. This letter was written from San Antonio, Texas where he later died of heart failure on May 26, 1942.


John R. Brinkley to Wallace Davis

John R. Brinkley to Wallace Davis
Creator: Brinkley, John Richard, 1885-1942
Date: January 10, 1942
A letter written by Dr. John R. Brinkley to Wallace Davis, attorney. In this letter to his attorney, Brinkley outlines the difficulties he and Minnie Brinkley are experiencing. He discusses the razing of XERA radio station, bankruptcy, his declining health, and the federal indictment.


Medical hammer

Medical hammer
Date: between 1917 and 1940
Medical hammer. Nickel-plated with red rubber head. Belonged to John R. Brinkley (1885-1942). Brinkley first established his medical practice in Milford, Kansas in 1917. He gained national fame as a "goat gland" doctor, and further promoted himself and his procedure on his own radio station, KFKB. Brinkley shifted his operations to Del Rio, Texas in the early 1930s, and relocated again to Little Rock, Arkansas in 1938.


Medicine box

Medicine box
Creator: Stocks, Chester L.
Date: between 1896 and 1934
Counter display for Dr. C.L. Stocks' Kansas Headache Cure containing twelve individual boxes of medicine. The display and boxes are cardboard faced with pale blue paper. The individual boxes each have a white label printed in dark blue. Chester L. Stocks was Bushong's only druggist and medical doctor from 1896 to 1934.


Men [and women] of Kansas

Men [and women] of Kansas
Creator: Topeka Capital
Date: 1905
This volume is a collection of portraits of Kansas business owners, professionals, public officials, and politicians in 1905. Despite its title, this volume does include women also. The women included are physicians, osteopaths, and educators. The professions covered include: educators, clergy, lawyers, bankers, real estate, life insurance, lodge officials, architects, postmasters, physicians, dentists, artists, telephones, utilities, merchants, manufacturers, osteopathy, U.S. marshals, government officials, editors and publishers, railroads, military, and photographers. A name index begins on page 633 and it is also reproduced under Text Version below.


Menninger Clinic children's division staff in Topeka, Kansas

Menninger Clinic children's division staff in Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1980-1985
This photograph shows the staff of the children's division of the Menninger Clinic. The Menninger Clinic established the Southard School for children in 1926. The school fostered treatment programs for children and adolescents that were recognized worldwide.


Menninger Clinic doctors in Topeka, Kansas

Menninger Clinic doctors in Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1977
This photograph shows the medical doctors in the Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Internal Medicine departments of the Menninger Clinic when it was in Topeka, Kansas. The Menninger Clinic is a facility for mental-health treatment, education, research, and prevention. It was started in 1919 in Topeka, Kansas, by Dr. Charles F. Menninger and his two sons, Karl and William. It grew into a recognized center for the treatment of mental illness, teaching about mental health, and research in the field. It was located in Topeka, Kansas, from 1925 to 2003 and is now in Houston, Texas. In the back row, left to right are Joseph, Sargent, M.D.; John Runnels, M.D.; Richard Tozer, M.D.; Paul Cochran, M.D.; Harry White, M.D. In the front row, left to right are Nathaniel Uhr, M.D.; John Segerson, M.D.; Joseph Stein, M.D.; Vinod Patel, M.D.; and Robert Woods, M.D.


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.


Residence of Dr. E. N. Martin, Benedict, Wilson County, Kansas

Residence of Dr. E. N. Martin, Benedict, Wilson County, Kansas
Date: 1907
This is a black and white photograph of the residence of Dr. E. N. Martin in Benedict, Wilson County, Kansas. It is a one-story frame house.


Richard Tozer, M.D. at the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas

Richard Tozer, M.D. at the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas
Date: October 1970
Photograph of Dr. Richard Tozer, a neurologist, examining an x-ray at the Menninger Clinic. Menninger is a leading psychiatric hospital dedicated to treating individuals with mood, personality, anxiety and addictive disorders, teaching mental health professionals and advancing mental healthcare through research. It was located in Topeka, Kansas from 1925 to 2003 and is now located in Houston, Texas.


Stethoscope

Stethoscope
Date: between 1860 and 1890
Laennec-style monaural stethoscope. Wooden tube, flared at both ends. Used by James Haller (1824-1907). Haller, a doctor from Middleton, Ohio, was commissioned as an Assistant Surgeon of the 38th Regiment Ohio Volunteers on June 10, 1861. On July 13, 1963 he was promoted to surgeon. Following the Battle of Chickamauga he was trasnferred to the hospital of the Third Division of the 14th Army Corps, where he remained until mustering out on January 9, 1865. Haller and his wife, Annie B. Schenck, settled in Burlingame, Kansas in 1868, where he continued to practice medicine. Haller served at least two terms as Mayor of Burlingame. He was also appointed by Governor Glick as a regent of the State Normal School at Emporia.


The O'B-- Special patent medicine advertisement, Beloit, Kansas

The O'B-- Special patent medicine advertisement, Beloit, Kansas
Creator: D. S. O'Brien, M. D.
Date: Between 1901 and 1920
This image shows a brochure advertising The O'B-- Special patent medicine sold by D. S. O'Brien, M. D., of Beloit, Kansas.


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