Table of Contents

from

Stories of Medicine in Athens County, Ohio

a multi-authored anthology compiled and edited by

Gary E. Cordingley, M.D., Ph.D.


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  Preface
vii
     
  Biographical Sketches
 
1
Henly Chapman Rutter, M.D., Alienist
Gary Edward Cordingley
1
2
Captain Kossuth T. Crossen, M.D., Patriot, Soldier, Physician
Chester Parker Swett
13
3
Edward Isaac Stanley, M.D., of Albany
Aldena "Dena" Lucile Stanley Frey
Gertrude M. Douglas DeWeese
19
4
David Scott Allen, D.O., Early Osteopathic Physician
Carl Jon Denbow
Michel Serge Perdreau
25
5
John Rollin Sprague, M.D., My Father
Edward "Ted" Allen Sprague
29
6
Walter Jackson Freeman, M.D., Ph.D., Visiting Lobotomist
Gary Edward Cordingley
47
7
Nels Albin Wilburg, Mental Health Client and Advocate
Patricia Parsons Light
55
8
Early Female Physicians
Gary Edward Cordingley
61
9
Pioneer African-American Physicians
Carl Jon Denbow
Gary Edward Cordingley
81
     
  Voices of Experience: Physicians
 
10
A General and Pediatric Practice at Mid-Century
Allan Akins Baldwin
89
11
Events from My Medical and Surgical Practice
Robert "Bob" Emerson Main
97
12
My Nelsonville Career as Coroner and Practitioner
Robert Erle Butts
99
13
From Germany to Albany: An Immigrant Doctor's Experiences
Wolfhard Baumgaertel
107
14
Fragments of Memories of Hudson Health Center
Everett Dale Mattmiller
117
15
A Practice of General Surgery
Philip David Kinnard
121
16
Obstetrics, Gynecology and Sports
John Frederick Kroner Jr.
129
17
The College of Osteopathic Medicine's Early Years
Frank Wayne Myers
143
18
A Family Practice in Nelsonville
Norma Reforsado Alvarez Flores
Reuben Cortez Flores
155
19
Scopes of Practice: Inside and Outside of Ohio University
Kerry Edwin Ragg
161
20
From Inner Nerves to Outer Nerves: A Neuropsychiatric Practice
Gary Edward Cordingley
171
     
  Other Voices of Experience
 
21
Our Careers in Laboratory Medicine
Charles "Charlie" Hagerman Fulks
Robert "Rob" Lee Frey
181
22
Growing Up at the Athens State Hospital
Paul Theodore Omelsky
John Stephen "Steve" Caul
195
23
Nursing at Sheltering Arms and Athens State Hospitals
Geneva "Jenny" Lucille Riley
201
24
Drugstores Then and Now: A Pharmacist Looks Back
John "Jack" Leroy Vickers
213
25
Nursing at Sheltering Arms and O'Bleness Memorial Hospitals
Lillian Kay Bowser Collins
223
26
Managing O'Bleness Memorial Hospital
Richard "Rick" Fred Castrop
233
27
Nursing and Managing at Doctors Hospital of Nelsonville
Joel Edmund Kaiser
251
28
One West and All the Rest: Experiences of a Mental Health Client
Peter Hermann Joseph Wuscher
265
     
  The Superintendent Reports
 
29
Annual Report for 1913, Athens State Hospital
Ora Otis Fordyce
281
30
Annual Report for 1953, Athens State Hospital
Charles Harry Creed Jr.
289
31
Athens State Hospital and Me
Harry Chovnick
295
32
Athens State Hospital, Another Perspective
Gordon Fern Ogram
307
33
A Short Account of My Short Career as Hospital Superintendent
Floyd Harvey Sarff
311
     
  Media Dispatches
 
34
To Err Is Human, Nineteenth Century
The Local Press
313
35
To Err Is Human, Twentieth Century
The Media
321
36
Forbidden Love: An Asylum Doctor Crosses the Line
Gary Edward Cordingley
333
37
Too Good to Leave Out
The Local Press
339
     
  Photographs
345
     
  Appendices
 
A
Athens State Hospital Superintendents, CEOs and Medical Directors
353
B
Athens State Hospital Name Changes
355
C
O'Bleness Memorial Hospital Board Chairs, CEOs and Directors of Nursing
356
D
O'Bleness Memorial Hospital Medical Staff Officers
358
E
Mount Saint Mary/Doctors Hospital of Nelsonville CEOs and Directors of Nursing
359
F
Mount Saint Mary/Doctors Hospital of Nelsonville Medical Staff Officers
361
G
Athens County Health Commissioners
364
H
Athens County Coroners
365
I
Athens County Medical Society Presidents and Secretaries
366
J
Ohio University Student Health Center Directors
370
K
Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine Deans and Department Chairs
371
     
  Further Reading
373
     
  About the Authors
375
     
  Personal Name Index
387
     
Ranging from horseback doctors to Gray Ladies, and from kitchen-table appendectomies to
mass-produced frontal lobotomies, the story of medicine in Athens County, Ohio, has included
events, activities and personalities as varied and fascinating as those found anywhere. Scholarly
in its approach and yet still a good read,
Stories of Medicine in Athens County, Ohio, is a county
medical history book featuring diverse stories from doctors, nurses, administrators, patients,
historians, media and other sources. Providing new material on the Athens State Hospital, the
county's medical hospitals, Ohio University and its medical school, the anthology also contains
photographs, extensive appendices and an index comprising 813 personal names. This
hardcover volume contains 408 pages. Price $24.00.

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