Guide to the Dr. George F. Dunbar Account Book, 1844-1852
Collection number: MS 261
(1 oversize box)
About George Dunbar
George Dunbar (1794-1852) was a native
of Keene, New Hampshire. He attended Dartmouth College where he was a member of the
United Fraternity. He married Catherine Fiske in 1820. After receiving his
education, Dunbar returned to the Monadnock Region where he practiced medicine in
the town of Westmoreland, New Hampshire, for over forty years.
About the Dr. George F. Dunbar Account Book
Dunbar maintained this neat and detailed account book
from 1844 through 1852. He kept dated accounts, the names of many of his patients,
fees charged for his visits, and a variety of treatments he employed, including
pills, elixirs, balsams, emulsions, powders, tinctures, and proprietary medicines.
He detailed the use of a number of medical techniques, including catheters, leeches,
plasters, treating wounds, and setting limbs. He treated a number of prominent
citizens, as well Irish immigrants just removed from the Irish famine.
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Dr. George F. Dunbar Account Book, 1844-1852, MS 261, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire
Library, Durham, NH, USA.
Purchased: Carmen Valentino, June 2015 (Accession number: 2015.9)