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Works Progress Administration medical history research, 1937-1949

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Title

Works Progress Administration medical history research

Date

1937-1949

Repository

University of Louisville Kornhauser Health Sciences LibraryLouisville, Kentucky 40292

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to researchers

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Works Progress Administration medical history research, 1937-1949, Kornhauser Health Sciences Library, University of Louisville, Louisville.

Extent

25 linear ft., 35 reels microfilm

Scope and Content

This collection was compiled and written by the Medical Historical Research Project of the Work Projects Administration for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Sponsored by the Kentucky State Department of Health and the Kentucky Medical Association, the collection documents medicine and its development in Kentucky. The collection includes bibliographical references and transcriptions of secondary sources, but the wealth of the collection lies in the primary source material gathered in hours of interviews with medical providers and their families. Since the project used a broad definition of medical providers to encompass not only physicians, dentists, nurses, but also folk remedy practitioners, and even quacks, the files are rich in details about rural and urban medicine and health practices in the mid-20th-century Kentucky. The collection also has been microfilmed and is available at the University Archives.

Subjects

  • Health Sciences

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