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Arthur E. Prince Patients Records

Identifier: MS-BC528


Springfield, Illinois, physician specializing in eye, ear, nose, and throat treatment. National reputation for research work relating to eye ailments: perfected several instruments for eye treatment, developed new methods for combating eye troubles, devoted particular attention to removal of cataracts. Son of Dr. David and Lucy Manning Chandler Prince. Associated with David Prince Sanitarium in Jacksonville, Illinois, from 1877 to 1890. Relocated sanitarium to corner of Seventh Street and Capitol Avenue in Springfield, Illinois, in 1891. Operated sanitarium with his brother, Dr. John A. Prince (died 1912) and Dr. N. S. Penick (died 1928) until his retirement in 1930.

Collection contains selected records (1901-1902, 1914, 1919, and 1930) that are arranged by record number and include patient’s name and address, symptoms or diagnosis, treatment, and fees. Records for 1929 through 1941 belong to other physicians, possibly Dr. Prince’s successor(s).

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  • 1901 - 1941


.42 Linear Feet (1 manuscript box)

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Part of the Manuscript Collection Repository

112 North Sixth Street
Springfield IL 62701 US
(217) 558-8923