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Collection Details


Collection Name: John Janvier Black Papers
Repository Name: University of Delaware. Library. Special Collections Department [Repository Details]
Repository Location: Newark, Delaware, United States
URL: http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/spec/findaids/black_jj.htm
Dates Spanned: 1860-1909
Description: The John Janvier Black papers, which span 1860 to 1909, consist of 45 physician's visiting lists, a notebook of hospital observations, a personal diary, and two notebooks belonging to unidentified persons. Black's visiting list notebooks (1864 - 1909) are leather-bound and each measures approximately four inches by six inches. The year, his name, and "Newcastle Del." are frequently printed or embossed on the leather; and newspaper clippings, usually relating to medical issues or fruit growing, are glued to the inside covers. The notebooks themselves contain printed material, including calendars, tables, and general medical information. Black used these visiting lists to record the names of his patients and the days he visited them, and he occasionally took notes about the ailments and treatments of particular patients. Black also described various operations he performed, including Caesarian sections, amputations, and tracheotomies (see visiting lists from 1870, 1889, and 1892). Recorded in the visiting lists are patients' addresses, Black's cash accounts, his total earnings for the year, and the ingredients of certain antidotes and prescriptions.
Broad Subjects: Biography; Health
ASP Subjects: Delaware; Diaries; Physicians; United States
Collection Code: OHC0004659