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Charles A. Hentz diary

 Collection
Identifier: KORN192
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.

Dates

  • 1845-1846

Creator

Extent

.25 linear foot

Biographical / Historical

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.
Title
Charles A. Hentz diary
Status
Completed
Author
Katherine B. Johnson
Description rules
Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Kornhauser Health Sciences Library Repository

Contact:
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