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Richard B. Gilbert papers

 Collection
Identifier: KORN304
Collections contain records and papers from his obstetrical and pediatric practice; records from his time as a medical cadet in 1868; and a poem written by Dr. John B. Richardson.

Dates

  • 1867-1921

Creator

Extent

.10 linear foot

Biographical / Historical

Richard B. Gilbert was born in Taylorsville, KY, graduated from the University of Louisville Medical Department in 1868. In 1868 he was acting medical cadet, U.S. Army. He was then sent to Owensboro as an assistant surgeon. He went into private practice in Owensboro and served as the city physicia. He moved back to Louisville where he was a demonstrator of anatomy and professor of pediatrics at UofL. He also served in city government: on the Board of Education, and the Board of Aldermen. He was appointed to the U.S. Board of Pension as an examining surgeon for Jefferson County under President Grover Cleveland and elected as the State Medical Examiner. He is known for his invention of a coal oil heated baby incubator.
Title
Richard B. Gilbert papers
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

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