Wednesday, April 05, 2006

19th-Century Indiana Physicians Database

Medicine was among the more mobile professions in the 1800s, which makes the 19th-Century Indiana Physicians Database all the more useful for researchers with a doctor in the family. Records of over 15,000 self-proclaimed physicians and midwives are included—culled from census schedules, town and county histories, obituaries, and the files of the State Board of Public Health. Entries range in detail from just a single reference to entire biographies, spanning several written pages. For the best-documented individuals, genealogical data is often given in addition to medical curricula vitae.