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Chicago Medical History

This is a guide to historical sources on medicine focusing on the collections in the Chicago Collections Consortium.

CCC Reference

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Archival Sources

An excellent source for researching individual physicians is the American Medical Association's Deceased Physician Card File. Learn more about the collection, which is held at the National Library of Medicine. This collection isn't physically available in Chicago; however, researchers can gain access through contacting the NLM or through FamilySearch or Ancestry.

[Dr. Charles Eastman]

CAPTION: Dr. Charles Eastman, January 6, 1903. Chicago Daily News, Inc. Chicago History Museum.


Books and other published sources