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Otis F. Hill Ledger

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3505

Dr. Otis Hill used this ledger to record the names of his patients, the visits he made to them, the treatments he administered, and the rates he charged for his services. Although Hill had an office on Cumberland street, most of these entries refer to home visits. Among Hill's more prominent patients were William Brownlow and James Cowan.

Dates

  • 1862 January-December

Conditions Governing Access

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Conditions Governing Use

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

Extent

0.8 Linear Feet

Abstract

Dr. Otis Hill used this ledger to record the names of his patients, the visits he made to them, the treatments he administered, and the rates he charged for his services. Although Hill had an office on Cumberland street, most of these entries refer to home visits. Among Hill's more prominent patients were William Brownlow and James Cowan.

Biographical/Historical Note

Otis Freeman Hill was born to John and Lucy (Freeman) Hill in Conway, New Hampshire on April 29, 1817. He studied medicine at Dartmouth College and graduated with his M.D. in 1846. Hill began a practice in Falmouth, Maine in the same year and moved to Knoxville, Tennessee in 1854. He was part of the group that built the first hospital in Knox County and served as the first president of the Knox County Medical Society. Hill was twice married: first to Charlotte Parsons (d. 1862) and second to Catharine Anna Oehler. He had five children by his first wife and one by his second: Emma Charlotte (Hill) Toole (1849-), Laura Willard (1851-1852), John Willard (1853-), Edward Freeman (1857-1857), Lillie Langdon (1858-), and Charles Otis (1869-). Otis Hill died on January 30, 1881 in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single box.

Repository Details

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

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