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Louisiana State Museum Historical Center

Archive; Library; Museum
Old U.S. Mint Louisiana Historical Center 400 Esplanade Avenue
New Orleans, Louisiana 70116
United States
Sarah-Elizabeth Gundlach, Curator of the Louisiana Historical Center
1 504-568-3660
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The collections of the Louisiana State Museum Archives contain various records and objects pertaining to the medical field in New Orleans; including records and notes from Charity Hospital. The collection includes medical artifacts, books, manuscripts, artifacts, and other miscellaneous information.


The collection consists of more than 800 artifacts from the late 19th and early 20th century. It includes: medicine bottles, surgical tools and equipment, and collected works by Joseph Jones. We also hold informaation on various other 19th century New Orleans physicians; including topics such as maladies and medicine in Louisiana, a large collection of works concerning the Yellow Fever epidemic in New Orleans in the 19th century, records on Charity the Hospital which includes: benefactors administrative and financial reports, and Board Meeting minutes from the 1880’s until 1940’s.

Subject Strengths:
History of Hospitals; History of Medicine; Louisiana history related manuscripts, maps, and publications
Last Updated:
14 Dec 2018