Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Dr. Jerome Cochran medical account book, 1870-1878



Collection Summary

Creator: Cochran, Jerome, 1831-1896
Title: Dr. Jerome Cochran medical account book
Dates: 1870-1878
Abstract: The account book contains an alphabetical listing of Dr. Cochran’s patients in Alabama, followed by individual records of visits and accounts. Patients’ addresses or occupations are often given as are the methods of payment (cash, services, goods, etc.).
Identification: MS 236
Quantity: 1 bound volume
Repository: Woodson Research Center,  Fondren Library MS44, PO Box 1892, Rice University, Houston, TX 77251-1892

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Jerome Cochran, a native of Holly Springs, Mississippi, came to Mobile, Alabama, in 1865. He served as Alabama’s first state health officer from 1879 to 1896, gaining a reputation as the state’s foremost medical figure in the post-Civil War period and national recognition as a quarantine physician.


Scope and Contents of the Papers

The account book contains an alphabetical listing of Dr. Cochran’s medical patients in Alabama, followed by individual records of visits and accounts. Patients’ addresses or occupations are often given as are the methods of payment (cash, services, goods, etc.). Also included is a promissory note dated 18 July 1877, from Eagle Lake, Texas, for $100.00 from J.B. Armstrong, for medical attention given his family in Mobile, 1874-1875.


Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

This material is open for research.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish from the Dr. Jerome Cochran medical account book, 1870-1878, must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.


Index Terms

Subjects:
Physicians - Alabama - 19th century.
Document Types:
Journal

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Dr. Jerome Cochran medical account book, 1870-1878, MS 236, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University

Provenance

Received in July 1966 .


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series I: Cochran medical account book, 1870-1878

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1 Dr. Jerome Cochran Account Book: 6”x10”, 231 manuscript pages.