Photocopies of Charles A. Hentz diary covering the period of his life at the University of Louisville School of Medcine. Of particular note are his notes on his role as assistant to Dr. George Bayless, Demonstrator of Anatomy, in his quest to procure bodies for dissection by medical students. Collection also includes a portion of his autobiography. Originals are at the University of North Carolina.
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Charles Arnould Hentz, an 1848 graduate of ULSM, was a physician practicing in the rural South in the years leading up to and through the Civil War. Dr. Hentz is famously known for his diary that he kept for more than twenty years, which depicts the demanding work of a physician in an age before medicine could reliably cure patients.