The Dorothy Whitlock Papers span the dates 1948-1989 and derive from Whitlock's work as an occupational therapist and medical illustrator. The collection contains visual materials which include image files and loose images of medical illustrations in a variety of media, including but not limited to watercolor, graphite pencil, brushed graphite paint, pen and ink drawings, photographs of etchings, and photographs. The images include but are not limited to portrayals of various medical procedures, conditions, techniques, and tools. The collection also contains notebooks created during Whitlock's time at the Veterans' Administration Hospital in Oteen, North Carolina, where she practiced as an occupational therapist.
Additional items include professional materials, including professional files and loose professional materials containing undated in-service notes on tuberculosis, notes and papers from the National Tuberculosis Association's conferences in 1948, 1950, 1951, and 1952 in Salt Lake City, Utah, planning materials for an occupational therapy convention in Glenwood Spring, Colorado in 1950, including correspondence and papers, and additional loose notes relating to Whitlock's work.
Acquired as part of the History of Medicine Collections at Duke University.
Collection comprises a medical ledger (209 pages, plus 14 pages index), dated 1880-1886, of Texas physician Cyrus O. Weller, whose patients included African Americans. The ledger includes entries for various African-American groups, such as the Union Guiding Star Association, The United Brothers of Friendship, and the Knights of Wise Men. Includes names, dates, prices for treatment, type of visit, and any treatment details, including pulling teeth, excising tumors, treating fractures, vaccinations, and amputations. Acquired as part of the History of Medicine Collections and the John Hope Franklin Research Center for African and African American History and Culture.