Pertains to Perry's career as a general practitioner on the staff of Watts hospital (Durham, N.C.), Coroner of Durham County, and his affiliations with several service organizations. They include the American Legion (Durham, N.C.), Temple Baptist Church (Durham, N.C.), Baptist Hospitals, Inc., Yates Baptist Association, and the alumni associations of Campbell College, Wake Forest University, and Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. Perry was also a member of the Durham Sports and Recreation Committee.
M. M. Haworth medical diary and journal, 1846-1908 0.8 Linear Feet — 3 items
Collection comprises Haworth's medical diary and journal (approximately 156 pages), including his notes on treatment of physical ailments and on childbirth in the rural south before and after the Civil War. Haworth studied medicine at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia; he recorded the purchase of this notebook at Auner's bookstore to be used for his medical notes during 1846-1847. At the beginning he listed the titles and prices for the medical reference books he purchased. He then recorded 30 pages of remedies and cures, and provided a 4-page manuscript index to this material bound in at the back of the volume. He also included notes on course instruction (at one point mentioning the lectures of Nathaniel Chapman). The balance of the volume is, however, a record of over 750 obstetric deliveries that Haworth accomplished during his career, some with full case histories. The organization of the notebook is somewhat confused because Haworth stitched in pages with notes written longitudinally among the original medical course lecture notes he retained. The obstetric entries date from 1846-1894; there are two clippings inserted, one dated 1908.