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Henry G. Wagoner daybook

Identifier: MSS 2/062

Scope and Contents

Volume documents Henry G. Wagoner’s medical practice in Somerville, N.J., 1862. Bulk of volume contains chronological visiting list of patients in Somerset County. Each entry, listed by name, assigned symbol; explanation of symbols on p. 4. Most of Wagoner’s practice lay in Somerville or Raritan. Daybook entries contain personal and professional accounts. Volume also contains list of Wagoner’s obstetric appointments during 1862 with names and address of parents, date of birth, sex of child, and occasional remarks. Miscellaneous notes, generally concerned with insurance matters, at end of volume.


  • 1862


Biographical / Historical

Henry Gatzmer Wagoner, Somerset County, N.J., physician, was born in Hunterdon County, N.J., on 16 Aug. 1829. He studied medicine with John Manners of Hunterdon County, then attended the University of Pennsylvania and received his M.D. in 1853. He opened a private practice in Stanton, N.J. In 1859, Wagoner moved his practice to Somerville and worked there until his death. Wagoner was president of the medical and surgical staff of Somerset Hospital. He had been county physician for fifteen years before his death, was a president of the Somerset County District Medical Society, and the society’s first permanent delegate to the Medical Society of New Jersey. He was also a member and president of the State Board of Medical Examiners, president of the Board of Pension Examiners, and, for five years, lay judge of the county court. Wagoner died of heat prostration at his home in Somerville on 1 or 2 July 1901.


1 volume

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Purchased through a gift from Sheldon G. Cohen in memory of George I. Blumstein.
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Part of the Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Repository

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