The Jackson County Medical Society was originally formed in 1874 and later reorganized in 1881. Its membership embraced nearly all the resident physicians with meetings held semi-monthly. The original purpose of the Society was to promote professional advancement for physicians and surgeons through regular discussions and interchange of opinion. At meetings they presented papers on everything from new medical procedures to theories on the religious causation of contagious disease. The members also worked to enforce a code of ethics. The society continues to exist to the present day.
This collection contains the Society's notes on different medical societies, professional journals, medical colleges, and health facilities in the Kansas City Metropolitan area. Biographical sketches on physicians, surgeons, and some dentists in the area makes up the bulk of the collection. Also included are miscellaneous papers and photographs. 1892-1938.28 folders and 6 volumes.
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