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Medical Society of Maine Records M126

Title:
Medical Society of Maine records
Creator:
Medical Society of Maine.
ID:
M126
Date [inclusive]:
1820-1845
Extent:
1.0 linear feet
Language:
English
Repository:
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Abstract:
The Medical Society of Maine records include correspondence (1821-1837) primarily concerning society membership and meeting attendance, and minutes, financial materials, and documents.
Preferred Citation:

Medical Society of Maine Records, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine.

Incorporated by the State of Maine in 1821, the Medical Society of Maine regulated medical education and practice in the state through the administration of exams and issuance of medical licenses to physicians and surgeons.

The records include correspondence (1821-1837) primarily concerning Medical Society of Maine membership and meeting attendance; minutes (1821-1845), financial materials (1821-1837), and Society documents including the constitution and bylaws, officers' and committee reports (1824-1836), and an 1824 licensing certificate.

Series Description:

Correspondence concerning memberships, meeting attendance, payments and recommendations for candidates of the Medical Society of Maine. Includes a letter from Parker Cleaveland (1822) regarding the right of the Trustees of Bowdoin College to confer and withold degrees without recommendations from the Censor of Medical Faculty and two printed letters from the Massachusetts Medical Society (1826-1827) about exchanging proceedings of meetings between the two societies.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

1821

Box 1 Folder 1

1822

Box 1 Folder 2

1823

Box 1 Folder 3

1824

Box 1 Folder 4

1825

Box 1 Folder 5

1826

Box 1 Folder 6

1827

Box 1 Folder 7

1828

Box 1 Folder 8

1829

Box 1 Folder 9

1830

Box 1 Folder 10

1831

Box 1 Folder 11

1832

Box 1 Folder 12

1833

Box 1 Folder 13

1834

Box 1 Folder 14

1835

Box 1 Folder 15

1836

Box 1 Folder 16

1837

Box 1 Folder 17

n.d.

Box 1 Folder 18

Series Description:

Medical Society of Maine officers' and committee reports.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

1824 - 1825

Box 1 Folder 19

1826

Box 1 Folder 20

1827

Box 1 Folder 21

1828

Box 1 Folder 22

1829

Box 1 Folder 23

1830

Box 1 Folder 24

1831

Box 1 Folder 25

1832

Box 1 Folder 26

1833

Box 1 Folder 27

1834

Box 1 Folder 28

1835

Box 1 Folder 29

1836

Box 1 Folder 30

n.d.

Box 1 Folder 31

Series Description:

Medical Society of Maine meeting minutes, constitution, and bylaws. Also includes members' letters appointing proxies for meetings, a Writ for the Medical Conventions (1830), and an 1824 licensing certificate with accompanying 1897 letter.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

1820-1836

Box 1 Folder 32

Constitution, By-Laws, and Minutes, 1821-1845

Volume 1

1821-1832, n.d., miscellaneous documents

Box 1 Folder 33

1824 licensing certificate for Jesse Pike, with accompanying 1897 letter

Ovsz-Box C-1

Series Description:

Various Society bills and ledgers.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

1821 - 1837

Box 1 Folder 34

Ledger, 1821-1833

Volume-folio 1

Ledger, 1832-1835

Volume-folio 2
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