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Thomas C. McCarty journal

Identifier: KORN229

This collection consists of a bound, carefully-edited copy of Uncle Doc’s Diary: The Daily Journal of Dr. Thomas Clayton McCarty. The original is in private hands. It is a lively record of the life and medical practice of a Spottsville, Henderson County, Kentucky country doctor. Several days a week Dr. McCarty noted the weather, results of hunting trips and farm and family doings along with original poems, patients treated, and other news. The document includes a list of deliveries and deaths (with causes) and some information about fees and their collection as well. The journal dates from 1871 to 1915.


  • 1871-1915



.50 linear foot

Biographical / Historical

Thomas Clayton McCarty was born August 9, 1839 to to James W. and Virginia Lusk McCarty. He married Sarah Frances Willingham (1847-1896) in 1869, and they had four children. He attended the University of Louisville Department of Medicine for a single term, 1866-67, without graduating. He practiced medicine in Spottsville, Henderson County, Kentucky.

Thomas C. McCarty journal
Katherine B. Johnson
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Part of the Kornhauser Health Sciences Library Repository

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