28 ledgers ranging from 1891- 1948 tracing Bosworth's medical practice and house calls in and around Randolph County, West Virginia. In addition, there are bank receipt books, several letters, newspapers clippings, and a scrapbook of news clippings. Most of the ledgers are indexed by patient and household and include notes and relevant charges for his services, including the dispensation of medicines. Bosworth was the County Health Officer for Randolph County for some years and as such recorded a significant amount of birth and death dates for his patients and those in an around the towns of Randolph County. Scattered throughout the ledgers are notes on pharmaceuticals and therapeutic properties of substances used for remedies. He also recorded dozens of recipes for alcoholic beverages ranging from crab-apple wine to beer.
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