Albert H. Buck Papers,1917-1922

Descriptive Summary

Title
Albert H. Buck Papers,1917-1922
Creator
Buck, Albert H., 1842-1922.
Extent
1 cubic ft.
Subjects
Buck, Albert H., (Albert Henry), 1842-1922.
Norton, Elizabeth, 1871-1946
Transylvania University -- Libraries.
Dawn of modern medicine
Academic libraries -- Kentucky -- Libraries
Medicine -- History -- Research.
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: staff; machine-readable finding aid created by:Bonnie Cox
Repository
Transylvania University

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Albert H. Buck was an 1864 graduate of Yale University and earned a medical degree from Columbia University in 1867. He was associated for many years with the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, but after 1910 devoted himself principally to the study of medical history. His book, THE DAWN OF MODERN MEDICINE (1920) was a sequel to THE GROWTH OF MEDICINE FROM THE EARLIEST TIMES TO ABOUT 1800 (1917). Buck conducted research for the sequel in Lexington, Kentucky in 1918, using resources available at Transylvania University's library.
Scope and Content
This collection is comprised of manuscript drafts of portions of Albert H. Buck's, THE DAWN OF MODERN MEDICINE, along with his notes and correspondence relating to his research and writing of the book. The correspondence includes letters from Buck to Transylvania librarian Elizabeth Norton (1917-1920), which relate to Buck's research, the availability of particular works at Transylvania, and the status of the book at various periods prior to its publication. Several letters from Buck's wife, Laura Abbott Buck, to Norton concerning Buck's illness and death are also included (1921-1922