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O. M. Swanay Pharmacy Notebook and Prescription Sheet

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3359

This black, faux leather bound notebook belonged to Dr. Ottie Milburn (O. M.) Swanay, who practiced pharmacy in both in Treadway and Rogersville, Tennessee. It contains handwritten entries detailing the symptoms of various diseases and the recipes for the prescriptions used to treat them. These pathological entries mention a variety of maladies common in the early twentieth century, including tonsillitis, scarlet fever, smallpox, worms, measles, diphtheria, meningitis, tuberculosis, dysentery, and malaria. Swanay also pasted a few articles pertaining to pharmacy and a loose page from his prescription pad with a prescription for a W. B. Short of Lee Valley, Tennessee in the book.

Dates

  • circa 1920

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

This black, faux leather bound notebook belonged to Dr. Ottie Milburn (O. M.) Swanay, who practiced pharmacy in both in Treadway and Rogersville, Tennessee. It contains handwritten entries detailing the symptoms of various diseases and the recipes for the prescriptions used to treat them. These pathological entries mention a variety of maladies common in the early twentieth century, including tonsillitis, scarlet fever, smallpox, worms, measles, diphtheria, meningitis, tuberculosis, dysentery, and malaria. Swanay also pasted a few articles pertaining to pharmacy and a loose page from his prescription pad with a prescription for a W. B. Short of Lee Valley, Tennessee in the book.

Biographical/Historical Note

Dr. Ottie Milburn Swanay (1882 June 18-1970 June) of Tennessee received his M. D. from Louisville Medical College in 1905 and practiced medicine near Rogersville, Tennessee thereafter. He married Elizabeth Bruner of Oregon in 1907.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

This notebook was donated to Special Collections.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480