This collection consists of letters and handwritten speeches presented at the meetings of the Augusta Library and Medical Society and the revised constitution of the Society in the 1870s. Medical College of Georgia faculty were prominent members of the Society.

From the constitution it is known that the objectives of the Society was the formation of a library and reading room; the advancement and dissemination of medical knowledge; and the furtherance and protection of the interests of the medical profession. Membership to the Society was open to graduates of medical colleges who followed the American Medical Association's code of ethics. Reading of original papers, voluntary communications, and impromptu discussions were the primary activities of the Society. Residential members paid an annual twelve dollars while non-residential members paid an annual six dollars.

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Recent Submissions

  • Draft of the revised constitution for the Augusta Library and Medical Society

    Unknown; Medical College of Georgia
    Draft of the revised constitution for the Augusta Library and Medical Society. Date is unknown.
  • Report of Committee on the Cooperative Dispensary, June 11, 1875

    Unknown; Medical College of Georgia (1875-06-11)
    Report of the committee on the cooperative dispensary written for and presented at Augusta Library and Medical Society meeting. The author and committee members are unknown. The paper was presented on June 11, 1875.
  • A Proposition to Establish a Cooperative Dispensary under the Auspices of AL&MS

    Unknown; Medical College of Georgia
    This paper is a proposition to establish in Augusta, Georgia a cooperative dispensary that would be operated by the Augusta Library and Medical Society. The author of the paper and the date it was written are unknown.
  • Report of the Section on Physiology: Protoplasm

    Geddings, Edward; Medical College of Georgia (1876-12-27)
    Paper written for and presented at Augusta Library and Medical Society meeting. The author was Edward Geddings, MD. The title of the paper is "Report of the Section on Physiology: Protoplasm". The paper was presented on December 27, 1876.
  • Report of Section on Physiology

    Unknown; Medical College of Georgia (1877-10-13)
    Paper written for and presented at Augusta Library and Medical Society meeting. The author is unknown. The title of the paper is "Report of Section on Physiology" and it is dated October 13, 1877.
  • Report of Section: Pharmacology and Toxicology

    Eve, Robert; Medical College of Georgia (1877-05-04)
    Paper written for and presented at Augusta Library and Medical Society meeting. The author is Robert Eve, MD. The title of the paper is "Report of Section: Pharmacology and Toxicology" and it is dated May 4, 1877.
  • Report from Committee appointed to interview the Druggists of Augusta, Georgia

    Doughty, William Henry; Medical College of Georgia (1875-07)
    Report from Committee appointed to interview the Druggists of Augusta, Georgia written for and presented at Augusta Library and Medical Society meeting. The author was W.H. Doughty, MD. Paper is dated July 1875.
  • Memo to City of Augusta Officials regarding Medical Physicians asked to perform post mortem examinations and testify in courts; ca. 1870s

    Unknown; Medical College of Georgia
    Memo from the Augusta Library and Medical Society to C.C. Black, Patrick Walsh, and Walter Clark. The subject of the memo is the Society's resolve to contact the State's General Assembly and ask for relief in regards to Augusta calling on the city's medical doctors to perform postmortem examinations and testify in court without pecuniary relief or consideration of the physicians' time to perform these duties. The memo is not dated, but circa 1870s. It may be incomplete as it consists of only two pages.
  • A Simple Process by which Motes and other Foreign Bodies may be Removed from the Eye

    Dugas, Louis Alexander; Medical College of Georgia (1876-12-15)
    Paper written for and presented at Augusta Library and Medical Society meeting. The author is Louis Alexander Dugas, MD. The title of the paper is "A Simple Process by which Motes and other Foreign Bodies may be Removed from the Eye" and it is dated December 15, 1876.
  • Icterus and It's Pathology

    Unknown; Medical College of Georgia
    Paper written for and presented at Augusta Library and Medical Society meeting. The author and date are unknown. The subject is the "Icterus and It's Pathology". NOTE: Icterus is the medical term for jaundice.
  • The Subject of Digestion

    Unknown; Medical College of Georgia
    Paper written for and presented at Augusta Library and Medical Society meeting. The author and date are unknown. The subject is the digestion system.
  • Report on Vaccination as a Sanitary Measure

    Foster, W.H.; Medical College of Georgia
    Paper written for and presented at Augusta Library and Medical Society meeting. The author is W.H. Foster, MD. The title of the paper is "Report on Vaccination as a Sanitary Measure" but the date of the paper is unknown.
  • Report on the Principles of Surgery

    Dugas, Louis Alexander; Medical College of Georgia (1874-04-20)
    Paper written for and presented at Augusta Library and Medical Society meeting. The author is Louis A. Dugas, MD. The title of the paper is "Report on the Principles of Surgery" and it is dated April 20, 1874.
  • Derangements of the Functions of the Liver

    Unknown
    Paper written for and presented at Augusta Library and Medical Society meeting. The author and date are unknown. The subject is the derangements of the liver's functions.
  • Reply to strictures of Dr. Doughty on the Report of the Comittee on Cooperation

    Geddings, Edward (1875-08-06)
    Letter written by Edward Geddings, MD to W.H. Doughty, MD in regards to the Augusta Library and Medical Society establishing a cooperative dispensary in Augusta.
  • Recent Advances in the Physiology of the Liver

    Unknown (1875-10-15)
    Paper written for and presented at Augusta Library and Medical Society meeting. The author is unknown. The title of the paper is "Recent Advances in the Physiology of the Liver" and it is dated October 15, 1875.
  • Physiology - Lymphatic System

    Unknown
    Paper written for and presented at Augusta Library and Medical Society meeting. The author and date are unknown. The subject is the lymphatic system.
  • Letter to Dr. W.H. Doughty, 1875 July 30

    Unknown (1875-07-30)
    Letter to Dr. W.H. Doughty, 1875 July 30. Note: Last page is missing; author unknown. Letter was in binder of the Augusta Library and Medical Society. Subject of letter: prescription forms used by physicians.