Staff Recommendation: Directory of Deceased American Physicians, 1804-1929

The two-volume Directory of Deceased American Physicians, 1804-1929 provides biographical sketches on over 149,000 deceased medical practitioners who practiced medicine between 1804 and 1929. The sketches are derived from a card file started by the American Medical Association in 1847.

Arranged alphabetically, each entry contains data fields for practitioner’s name, gender, date of death, maiden name, place of death, date and place of birth, type of practice and specialties, states and years of licenses, places and dates of practices, hospital affiliations, medical school, and any licensure actions. Most helpfully, there are often citations for obituary notices in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Not all data fields are complete for all entries. There are even special indexes to African-American, female, homeopathic, and osteopathic practitioners.

This source is a gold mine for those with nineteenth- and early twentieth-century medical professionals in their families! It is available in the Newberry’s General Reading Room, Call No. Local History Ref R712.A1 D57 1993

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Looking for my grandfather's records.
I am trying to help a lady who is applying for membership in our DAR chapter in Lincoln, NE Her ancestor was E.S. Cooper b 1817, d 1893 in Illinois. His first name was E.S. or Esaias, and he is indexed under his initials. Any information contained in the entry might be helpful. Thank you.
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I am trying to assemble a list of physicians and dentists who served our community. I have run across this gentleman: James Madison Groves - Sept.24, 1862 to Apr 13, 1917 - a dentist. His wife was Clara L. (Black) Groves and one child, Pearl E. (Groves) Rupp. Thank you.
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Hello, I am trying to find information about my grandfather. His name was Luis Coyula. He was a professor of physiology in the school of medicine. His name is mentioned in the Journal of the Americal Medical Association, Volume 74. I can't find any other information about him. I believe he passed away in 1920. I would love to know more about him in his role as a professor, and see a picture of him. Any information you can provide is greatly appreciated.
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