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Dr. Joseph E. Osborne, M.D., D.D.S., Doctor's Bag

RA2006.3


"Dr.'s Bag," open and displaying partial contents. D.H. Ramsey Library Special Collections

Title Dr. Joseph E. Osborne, M.D., D.D.S., Doctor's Bag
Alt. Title Doctor's Bag
Identifier RA2006.3
Creator Dr. Joseph E. Osborne, M.D., D.D.S. Rosman, NC
Alt. Creator Dona Barnett
Subject keyword Medicine ; doctors ; medical bag ; medical practice ; childbirth ; veterinarians ; dentists ; drugs ;
Subject LCSH

Medical practice --- North Carolina
Medical care --- North Carolina

Date Original 1931- 1956
Date Digital 2006-05-01 ; 2009-02-03
Publisher D. H. Ramsey Library, Special Collections
Contributor Dona Barnett
Type collection ; text ; image ; realia ;
Format 1 Doctor's Bag and contents used in practice as a physician, veterinarian, and dentist.
Source unknown
Language English
Relation Exhibit page, Medicine in Western North Carolina at the Turn of the Century, UNC Asheville, Special Collection, Western North Carolina Heritage ; Related to Country Doctor Museum , Bailey, North Carolina ; North Carolina History and Fictional Digital Library, East Carolina State University book collection that includes items from the Country Doctor Museum ;  Kelly Harmon. [Senior Thesis, History UNCA] "The Patent Medicine Business Between 1865 and 1906" ; Dr. Mary Frances (Polly) Shuford , UNCA Oral History ; Dr. M.C. Millender, Asheville letter in the Edgar M. Lyda Collection (1873-1956), UNCA; Medical Practice in Western North Carolina at the Turn of the Century, [web exhibit] D. H. Ramsey Library, Special Collections
Coverage c. 1931-c. 1956 ; Western North Carolina ; Rosman, North Carolina
Rights Any display, publication, or public use must credit the D. H. Ramsey Library, Special Collections, University of North Carolina at Asheville. Copyright retained by the creators of certain items in the collection, or their descendents, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Donor Donor number [none]
Description A doctor's bag containing implements, medicines, and items required for a general practitioner.

The Doctor's Bag was a working tool and it is remarkable that many of these general service kits like one in  the D. H. Ramsey Library Special Collections, have survived relatively intact. The doctor's bag in the Ramsey collection seems to have served a multiple-purpose as a tool bag for dentistry, general medicine and also, apparently for animal medicine. The owner of the bag, Dr. Joseph E. Osborne and the contents of the bag have been evaluated and described in a paper, "The Doctor's Bag" prepared by Dona Barnett, for her US History class at UNCA in the Spring of 2003. The paper captures the essence of the family practitioner and the era in which he practiced medicine.

Acquisition unknown
Citation Dr. Joseph E. Osborne, M.D., D.D.S., Doctor's Bag, D.H. Ramsey Library Special Collections, UNC Asheville.
Processed by Special Collections staff,  2005
Last updated 2005-08-28 ; 2009-02-03
Historical Context

See: Medical Practice in Western North Carolina at the Turn of the Century

Items To see itemized contents of the bag,

Dr. Joseph E. Osborne, M.D., D.D.S., Doctor's Bag Contents

Doctor's Bag" paper by Donna Barnet prepared for UNCA U.S. History class, Spring 2003

 

DSCN4748 Doctor's bag, side view, closed DSCN4748.JPG (2561394 bytes)
DSCN4750 Doctor's bag, viewed from end, closed. DSCN4750.JPG (2686996 bytes)
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DSCN4754 Doctor's bag, viewed from above, closed DSCN4754.JPG (2417373 bytes)
DSCN4757 Doctor's bag, viewed open, with storage compartments closed DSCN4757.JPG (2782930 bytes)
DSCN4758 Doctor's bag, viewed open, with storage compartments open DSCN4758.JPG (2589091 bytes)
DSCN4759 Doctor's bag, viewed open, with storage compartments closed DSCN4759.JPG (2988731 bytes)
DSCN4760 Doctor's bag, viewed open, with storage compartments open DSCN4760.JPG (2539885 bytes)
DSCN4761 Doctor's bag, viewed open from above, with storage compartments closed DSCN4761.JPG (2695187 bytes)
DSCN4764 Doctor's bag, viewed open from above, with storage compartments closed DSCN4764.JPG (2834160 bytes)
DSCN4765 Doctor's bag, viewed open from the end of bag DSCN4765.JPG (2579765 bytes)
DSCN4766 Doctor's bag, full view open from above DSCN4766.JPG (2955683 bytes)
DSCN4767 Doctor's bag, viewed open from above, with storage compartments partially filled DSCN4767.JPG (2620923 bytes)
DSCN4768 Doctor's bag, viewed open from above, with storage compartments partially filled and contents placed in bag in random order DSCN4768.jpg (1389894 bytes)
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