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Harry Flickwir Baxter account book and casebook

Identifier: MSS 2/322

Scope and Contents

The collection contains an account book, 1866-1872, and a casebook, 1864-1871, documenting the medical practice of Philadelphia, Pa. physician Harry Flickwir Baxter, 1844-1901. Items found interleaved in the casebook were removed and placed in folders. Series 1 contains the account book, 1866-1872. All accounts are listed under an individual, and the volume has a name index. The account book lists the patient, his or her address, services rendered and their cost, and payments made. The service provided is usually described as a visit. Occasionally, more description, such as vaccination of a child, is given. Most payments are recorded as cash. The casebook, 1864-1871, is in series 2. The volume is titled "Tabular view of the practice of the eastern division of the third poor district, arranged so as to show the condition of affairs monthly." The boundaries of the division are given as Chestnut Street (north), South Street (south), Broad Street (west), and the Delaware River (east). The casebook is arranged chronologically, and each entry lists the case number, date, description of the patient, diagnosis, and outcome of the case. Each patient’s description includes, at a minimum, the name, address, ethnicity, age, and gender of the person. The outcome of each case is coded, and the code’s key to the code is provided on the first page of the volume.


  • 1864 - 1872


Biographical / Historical

Harry Flickwir Baxter was born in 1844. He died from a long illness in Philadelphia, Pa. on 1 Feb. 1901. Dr. Baxter graduated from the medical school at the University of Pennsylvania in 1864 and spent his medical career practicing in Philadelphia, Pa. He was a member of the Americal Medical Association and the Philadelphia County Medical Society.


.2 Linear feet (1 half document box)

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Repository Details

Part of the Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Repository

19 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia PA 19103 United States