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Henry Clay Davis Collection, 1878-1940

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Identifier: A0364

Title: Henry Clay Davis Collection, 1878-1940


Henry Clay Davis was an 1875 graduate of St. Louis Medical College. He died in an effort to prevent an epidemic of yellow fever in St. Louis. He worked at the quarantine hospital.

Collection includes newsclippings, handwritten notes and printed matter concerning Dr. Davis, written circa 1940. At that time there was a movement started to erect a monument to him and his colleagues, heroes in St. Louis' last great fight against yellow fever in 1878. Also includes material concerning Kate McSorley, who also was influential in the yellow fever epidemic.

1 box (approximately 100 items)

Cite as: Henry Clay Davis Collection, Missouri History Museum Archives, St. Louis.

Rights: UND


Dates: 1878-1940

Type(s): Documentary Artifacts


Subjects: Physicians
Medical care
Yellow fever


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