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Orleans Parish Medical Society records

Identifier: LaRC-925

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.


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


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.

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):


33 Linear Feet

Language of Materials


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.

Source of Acquisition

Orleans Parish Medical Society.

Method of Acquisition


Processing Information

Archon collection-level record originally created December 2009.

Archon Finding Aid Title
Connor Deegan
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Tulane University Special Collections Repository

Jones Hall Room 202
6801 Freret Street
New Orleans 70118 US