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William C. Nixon medical account book

William C. Nixon medical account book

Descriptive Summary

Title: William C. Nixon medical account book
Creator: Nixon, William C.
Inclusive Dates: 1891-1892
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.1 Linear Feet (1 ledger)
Collection Number: ms3894
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Dr. William C. Nixon (1850-1898) was a physician who practiced in Nannie, Floyd County, Georgia in the late 19th century.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of a single account book listing patient names, services, charges, and payments for Dr. William C. Nixon's medical practice in Floyd County, Georgia. His medical services included the dressing and setting of broken limbs as well as removing splinters from them, the extraction of teeth, conducting of uterine exams, and the attendance of women in parturition. Among the medicines he prescribed were opium, morphine, quinine, and paregoric. A cross-reference of Census records reveal that Dr. Nixon treated African-American patients, including members of the Zuber family.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William C. Nixon medical account book, ms3894, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Account books.
Floyd County (Ga.)
Nixon, William C.
Physicians -- Georgia.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11William C. Nixon medical account book, 1891-1892