Guide to the New Jersey Physician Diary 1937 MG 1584


Descriptive Summary
Biographical Note
Scope and Content Note
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Administrative Information

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Guide to the New Jersey Physician Diary
MG 1584
The New Jersey Historical Society
52 Park Place
Newark, New Jersey 07102
Contact: NJHS Library
Phone: (973) 596-8500 x249
© 2004 All rights reserved.
The New Jersey Historical Society, Publisher
Inventory prepared by Shawn Ryan Rosa.

Finding aid encoded by Julia Telonidis. December 2004.Production of the EAD 2002 version of this finding aid was made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Finding aid written in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: New Jersey Physician
Title: New Jersey Physician
Dates 1937
Abstract: Consists of a work-related diary written by a New Jersey physician, 1937.
Quantity: 0.02 linear feet (1 volume)
Collection Number: MG 1584

Biographical Note

The authorship of this diary is unknown. The volume, however, does contain a sheet from the prescription pad of A. Leslie Gibbins, M.D. with an address for an office in Newark, New Jersey. The entries in the diary document a doctor’s practice, which include both office appointments and home visits, as well as personal expenses and social activities. The brief personal entries in the diary provide some evidence that the physician was a woman. In particular, entries that list the purchase of items such as dresses, hats, slips, and a housecoat seem to indicate that the diary documents the practice of a woman doctor in Newark during the 1930s.

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Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a physician’s diary spanning the months January-May 1937 and containing patient information, appointments, payments, and brief descriptions of illnesses and treatments. It also includes personal information, such as home and office expenses, lists of purchases and social activities, and a medical note written on a sheet from the prescription pad of A. Leslie Gibbins, M.D.

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Access Points

The entries below represent persons, organizations, topics, forms, and occupations documented in this collection.
Subject Names:
Gibbins, A. Leslie, M.D.
Subject Topics:
Medicine–Practice–New Jersey–Newark.
Physicians–New Jersey–Newark.
Subject Places:
Newark (N.J.)
Document Types:
Subject Occupations

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 1584, New Jersey Physician’s Diary, The New Jersey Historical Society.

Acquisition Information

Purchased by the New Jersey Historical Society in June 2002.

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Container List


Box Folder Title Date
1 1 Physician’s diary
: describing daily medical appointments and
containing patient names and addresses,
prescriptions, fees, and treatments for senility,
industrial accidents and injuries, alcoholism, birth
control, pregnancy, and cardiac and respiratory
illnesses. Also includes entries listing personal
expenses, social activities, such as bridge parties
and dinner engagements, and Christmas cards
received in 1936; with a medical note written on
a sheet from the prescription pad of A. Leslie
Gibbins, M.D. laid in.
1937 Jan.-May

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