George W. King scrapbook collection, 1894-1902  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
King, George Weirs
Title
George W. King scrapbook collection
Dates
1894-1902 (inclusive)
Quantity
1.5 linear feet, (1 oversize document box)
Collection Number
2005-008
Summary
George Weirs King, M.D. (c.1852-1929) was a doctor in Montana and Oregon. The collection consists of miscellaneous reprints and newspaper articles by or about Dr. King and a scrapbook of photographs and assorted materials. The collection spans circa 1894 to 1902.
Repository
Oregon Health & Science University, Historical Collections & Archives
OHSU Historical Collections & Archives
Oregon Health & Science University
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd. MC:LIB
Portland, OR
97239
Telephone: 503-494-5587
hcaref@ohsu.edu
Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions on access. This collection is open to the public.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

George W. King, the leading medical practitioner of Marysville, Montana descended from one of the pioneer families of Vermont, his ancestors having settled in that state previous to the Revolutionary War. George W. King was born in Malone, New York, on October 20, 1852. After spending his youth in Bellmont, New York, King entered Cornell University in Ithaca with sophomore standing in the fall of 1874, attending for just one year. He transferred into medical school at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor as a junior in September 1875, graduating in 1877.

At the time of the 1880 federal census, King lived with his brother, David Woodbury King, in Mona, Ford County, Illinois, where he worked as a physician and David as an architect. He married Armilla Jane Griffen, July 25, 1881 in Kempton, Ford County, Illinois (although some records state Cook County). Usually called "Millie" by family members, she was born January 10, 1860 in Whiteside County, Illinois and died February 7, 1941. George King was employed as a doctor and surgeon in Helena, Montana and later in Portland, Oregon.

In 1892, he filed a patent with the U.S. Patent Office in Washington, D.C. for a "Fracture Apparatus." In his application, he wrote, "In the treatment of fractures there is always difficulty, even with the aid of an assistant, in maintaining the limb in proper position and much extra pain is occasioned by frequent moving of the injured limb during the application of splints or bandages. My invention is designed to obviate this difficulty by providing a portable apparatus by means of which the operator, without the aid of an assistant, can apply and maintain proper extension and counter-extension of, and support for, the broken limb, and, at the same time have free access to every part of it for the convenient application of the splints or bandages."

(Citation: (Note: there is a discrepancy regarding King's date of birth) The above information is combined from biographies by Lewis Publishing, 1894 as well as Deborah Lynn Guber, Associate Professor Department of Political Science,The University of Vermont.)

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection consists of a folder of miscellaneous reprints and newspaper articles written by or about Dr. George W. King and a scrapbook of photographs and other assorted materials.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

OHSU Historical Collections & Archives (HC&A) is the owner of the original materials and digitized images in our collections, however, the collection may contain materials for which copyright is not held. Patrons are responsible for determining the appropriate use or reuse of materials. Consult with HC&A to determine if we can provide permission for use.

Preferred Citation

George W. King scrapbook collection, Collection Number 2005-008, Oregon Health & Science University, Historical Collections & Archives

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Scrapbook PagesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1
Index of illustrations and photographs
undated
1
Index of illustrations and photographs
undated
1
Correspondence, Business card: George W. King, M.D.
1902 February 24
1
Showing external tumors (in "Brewster" case)
undated
1
Aluminum diaphragm grounded
undated
1
Mask and tube for oral cavity
undated
1
Tube inserted into mask
undated
1
Directing rays into mouth
undated
1
Tube and shield for external tumors
undated
1
Shield applied in treating lips
undated
1
Shield applied in treating nose
undated
1
Shield applied in treating axilla
undated
1
Shield applied in treating groin
undated
1
Shield applied in treating cervix or rectum
undated
1
Shield applied in treating thigh or leg
undated
1
Shield applied in treating breast
undated
1
Tube with triangular opening for outer angle of orbit
undated
1
Shield used for varying the distance of the Crooke's Tube from exposed
undated
1
Spinal curvature: blank page
undated
1
Cases of club foot
undated
1
Epith [?] of face (involving upper jaw); Sarcoma of thigh (recurrent); Cancer of face treated by plaster
undated
1
Club foot showing result of treatment, Dr. G. W. King
undated
1
Webbed fingers; Cases of club foot
undated
1
Club foot showing result of treatment, Dr. G. W. King
undated
1
Cancerous tumor of orbit
undated
1
Same after removal
undated
1
Removal of outer table of scull, necrosis of bone, Dr. King
undated
1
Fish bone removed from side, Dr. King
undated
1
Hair lip; After operation showing line of incision, also large bed sore over sacrum; Fracture of spine with injury to cord
undated
1
Tumors removed from bladder, Dr. King
undated
1
Fracture of arm showing extension and dressing, Dr. King
undated
1
Penny whistle in esophagus, removed by operation; Patient from whom whistle was removed, Dr. King
undated
1
Case, amputation of anterior part of feet, Dr. King; Inner part of improved shoe containing spiral springs to duplicate elasticity of feet in Walking
undated
1
Spring portion inserted into ordinary shoes enables patient to walk without limping
undated
1
X -ray of elbow
undated
1
X -ray dislocated elbow
undated
1
X -ray Bullet in heel
undated
1
X -ray Fracture above elbow joint; X -ray same reduced
undated
1
X -ray Dislocation of little finger; X -ray Needle in thumb
undated
1
X -ray Old fracture of arm reduced; X -ray Fracture near shoulder joint
undated
1
X -ray Colles fracture
undated
1
X -ray Bullet in shoulder
undated
1
Article "Improved Litter For Use in Mines", Written for the Engineering and Mining Journal, by G. W. King, M.D.
undated
1
Litter devised and used by Dr. King at Drumm -Lummon mine, Mont.
undated
1
Groups of miners (Drumm -Lummon mine)
undated
1
Dr. King's fracture apparatus for setting fractures of leg, Sliding scale for measuring limbs
undated
1
Fig. 3: Temporary splint for thigh; Artificial respiration, first position, artificial respiration, second position, Angular splint for fractured arm
undated
1
Fig. 2: Round stick under arm to compress arteries in arm wound to side; Head bandage to apply pressure in bleeding from scalp wounds; Forcible flexion of the fore are making pressure at the bend of elbow; Round stick bound to thigh for pressure on artery; Compression of loop and stick controlling blood supply to foot and leg; Fig. 1: Thumb compression of large arteries of thigh to stop bleeding; Finger compression of arteries to stop bleeding in palm of the hand; Lifting an injured person
undated
1
[Advertisement for apparatus] King's Fracture Treatment
undated
1
Kings Fracture Treatment [illustrations to accompany apparatus]
undated
1
Specimens: Illustrations showing union of severed tendons
undated
1
No caption: photographs showing a man's torso both front and back
undated
1
Dr. King and some of the officers on the working staff of THE MONTANA MINING CO. LIMITED
undated

Loose News Clippings & ArticlesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
The Anaconda Standard, "Matters That Were Before the Mining Congress"
undated
1 1
Denver Medical Times, "Foreign Bodies in the Oesophagus", by George W. King
1901 January
1 1
King, George W., M.D., "Static Electricity in Medicine",
undated
1 1
King, George W., M.D., "Necrosis of the Cranial Bones – With an Illustrative Case". Reprinted from, The International Journal of Surgery,
1901 June
1 1
King, George W., M.D., "The Physician's Responsibility in the Treatment of Fractures", Reprinted from The New York Medical Journal,
1892 May 28
1 1
King, George W., M.D., "External Urethrotomy: Deep strictures of the Urethra with Illustrative Cases", reprint from The Medical Sentinel,
1894 December
1 1
King, George W., M.D., "A Fishbone Removed from the Left Hypochondrium of a Man – Complete Recovery", reprint from International Journal of Surgery,
1893 March
1 1
King, George W., M.D., "The Convalescence of Fractures", reprint from the New York Medical Journal,
1893 August 26
1 1
King, George W., M.D., "Improved Traction Instrument, for Dressing Fractures", reprint from International Journal of Surgery,
undated
1 1
King, George W., M.D., "Convenient Method of Applying the Plaster -of -Paris Bandage to Fractures of the Leg", reprint from the Medical Record,
1891 August 22
1 1
"Report of the State Inspector of Mines",
undated

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

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