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MS79-03 Gideon W. Paschall Papers

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Gideon W. Paschall Papers

Collection Title: Gideon W. Paschall Papers

Series Number: MS79-03

Processed and Cataloged by: Processed by Dieter C. Ullrich on May 18, 2010.

Date Listed: May 18, 2010

Date Span: 1848-1860

Size of Collection: 0.10 linear feet.

Number of Boxes: 1 legal sized file folder; 1 item.

Type of Material: Financial records.

Condition of Material: Bad with documents completely torn, stained, foxing, fading and other related damage due to aging and improper storage.

Arrangement: Organized by creator; Chronological arrangement.

Biographical / Historical Information: Gideon W. Paschall was a physician who practiced medicine at Fulton, Kentucky from the early 1830s to 1874. He was born in Caswell County, North Carolina on August 2, 1820. As a child, his family moved to Huntsville, Alabama. In 1826, he relocated to Weakley County, Tennessee within a few miles of Fulton. He began to study medicine at age twenty-two and three years later commenced a practice in Henry County, Tennessee. He returned to Fulton area a few years later and started a medical practice. From 1853 to 1854, he attended Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. Paschall was one of the first people to sell town lots in Fulton. He died from a long term illness in 1880.     

Scope and Content: Collection consists of loose pages from an account ledger believed to have been created by Dr. Gideon W. Paschall of Fulton, Kentucky from the 1848 to 1860. The pages contain names of patients, medical procedures performed, treatments, medicines prescribed and fees for services.

Subject Headings / Descriptors:

Paschall, Gideon W., 1820-1880

Physicians – Kentucky – Fulton.

Fulton County (Ky.) – History.

Fulton (Ky.) – History.

Medicine – Kentucky – History.

Additional Sources: See Histories and Biographies of Ballard, Calloway, Fulton, Graves, Hickman, McCracken and Marshall Counties, Kentucky by J. H. Battle, pages 206-207.