A Guide to the Dr. Charles D. Eubank Memoranda Books, 1909, 1911-1916 Eubank, Dr. Charles D., Memoranda Books Ms2009-108

A Guide to the Dr. Charles D. Eubank Memoranda Books, 1909, 1911-1916

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Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2009-108


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Processed by: Lora Settle, Special Collections

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2009-108
Title
Dr. Charles D. Eubank Memoranda Books, 1909, 1911-1916
Physical Characteristics
0.2 Cubic Feet 1 box
Quantity
1 box; 0.2 cu. ft.
Creator
Eubank, Charles D., Dr.
Language
English
Abstract
Dr. Charles D. Eubank's "Physician's Daily Memorandum" books list patients' names, services required, and fees for treatment.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Dr. Charles D. Eubank Memoranda Books must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Dr. Charles D. Eubank Memoranda Books, Ms2009-108, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Dr. Charles D. Eubank Memoranda Books were purchased by Special Collections in April 2009.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Dr. Charles D. Eubank Memoranda Books commenced and was completed in July 2009.


Biographical Information

The Dr. C.D. Eubank of Vinton, Virginia, was most likely Dr. Charles D. Eubank. Eubank was born c.1860. Around 1892, he married Minnie (Linwood Fox?) (b. abt. 1862). By 1920, they were living in Roanoke, Virginia.

Scope and Content

The memoranda books contain one page dedicated to each day of the year on which doctors were able to document their services. Dr. Charles D. Eubank used the memoranda books infrequently in 1909 and 1911; however, he became increasingly consistent in his notes between 1912 and 1916, with the exception of 1914. His notes typically list the name of the individual receiving treatment, or, in many cases, the name of the head of the household. Eubank's notes were not specific as to the condition of the patient for the most part, but the fee charged to each patient was listed along with the date of the visit. Eubank's memoranda books also noted whether payment had been received for his services.

Eubank's memoranda books were sponsored by Gude's Pepto-Mangan—a "cure all" medication containing rather large amounts of manganese and iron. The memoranda books typically feature one physician's biography at the front of the book and a suggestion for the treatment of various ailments on each page (usually involving Pepto-Magan). This product, as well as the memoranda books, was distributed by the M.J. Breitenbach Company of New York City.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged chronologically.


Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • Folk, historical, and patent medicine
  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South
  • Medicine

Contents List

Folder 1
Memoranda books, 1909, 1911-1916