Skip to main content

Dr. Charles D. Eubank Memoranda Books,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2009-108

Scope and Contents

The memoranda books contain one page dedicated to each day of the year on which doctors were able to document their services. Dr. Charles D. Eubank used the memoranda books infrequently in 1909 and 1911; however, he became increasingly consistent in his notes between 1912 and 1916, with the exception of 1914. His notes typically list the name of the individual receiving treatment, or, in many cases, the name of the head of the household. Eubank's notes were not specific as to the condition of the patient for the most part, but the fee charged to each patient was listed along with the date of the visit. Eubank's memoranda books also noted whether payment had been received for his services.

Eubank's memoranda books were sponsored by Gude's Pepto-Mangan—a "cure all" medication containing rather large amounts of manganese and iron. The memoranda books typically feature one physician's biography at the front of the book and a suggestion for the treatment of various ailments on each page (usually involving Pepto-Magan). This product, as well as the memoranda books, was distributed by the M.J. Breitenbach Company of New York City.

Dates

  • 1909, 1911-1916
  • Majority of material found within 1911 - 1916

Creator

Language of Materials

The materials in the collection are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

The copyright status of this collection is unknown. Copyright restrictions may apply. Contact Special Collections and University Archives for assistance in determining the use of these materials. Reproduction or digitization of materials for personal or research use can be requested using our reproduction/digitization form: http://bit.ly/scuareproduction. Reproduction or digitization of materials for publication or exhibit use can be requested using our publication/exhibition form: http://bit.ly/scuapublication. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives (specref@vt.edu or 540-231-6308) if you need assistance with forms or to submit a completed form.

Biographical Note

The Dr. C.D. Eubank of Vinton, Virginia, was most likely Dr. Charles D. Eubank. Eubank was born c.1860. Around 1892, he married Minnie (Linwood Fox?) (b. abt. 1862). By 1920, they were living in Roanoke, Virginia.

Extent

0.2 Cubic Feet (1 box)

Abstract

Dr. Charles D. Eubank's "Physician's Daily Memorandum" books list patients' names, services required, and fees for treatment.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged chronologically.

Source of Acquisition

The Dr. Charles D. Eubank Memoranda Books were purchased by Special Collections in April 2009.

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Dr. Charles D. Eubank Memoranda Books by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Dr. Charles D. Eubank Memoranda Books commenced and was completed in July 2009.

Title
A Guide to the Dr. Charles D. Eubank Memoranda Books, 1909, 1911-1916
Status
Completed
Author
Lora Settle
Date
2009 (CC0 1.0)
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English

Revision Statements

  • 2020-11-06: Finding aid updated to new department standards. juliags

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech Repository

Contact:
Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries (0434)
560 Drillfield Drive
Newman Library, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg Virginia 24061 US
540-231-6308