Orleans Parish Medical Society records Edit


LaRC Manuscripts Collection 925


  • 1878-1996 (label)
  • Date acquired: 11/30/1995 (Other)


  • 22.00 boxes (Whole)
  • 33 linear feet other_unmapped (Whole)

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  • Scope and Contents

    This collection consists of the business records of the Orleans Parish Medical Society from its origin until the 1996. Included are proceedings, registers of members, account books, correspondence, constitution and by-laws, hospital reports, manuals, certificates, medical cartoons, photographs, and printed materials, which include members' scholarly publications.

  • Arrangement Note

    The collection is arranged by topic as follows: proceedings (arranged chronologically), physicians' papers, and printed material. It consists of 22 boxes. It is 33 linear feet.

  • Biographical / Historical

    The Society was founded in 1878 and organized with Dr. Charles Turpin as president. Earlier attempts had been made to organize the medical profession in New Orleans, but this society, in continuous affiliation with the state and national associations, dates to 1878. In the early years, the members met once a month in a small room of the medical college. The Medical Library Association turned over its books to the society in 1890. By the end of 1901, the society had 183 members and its library consisted of over 3,000 volumes. For further information about the history of this organization, see their web site (2009): http://www.opms.org/about/history_profile.pdf

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Collection is open to the public. No known restrictions.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Physical rights are retained by the Louisiana Research Collection. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.

  • Other Descriptive Information

    OCLC Number: 794233691

  • Source of Acquisition

    Orleans Parish Medical Society.

  • Method of Acquisition


  • Preferred Citation

    Orleans Parish Medical Society records, Manuscripts Collection 925, Louisiana Research Collection, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, New Orleans LA 70118.

  • Processing Information

    Archon collection-level record originally created December 2009.