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Frank E. Detrick Collection

Identifier: WC-FD-2015

Scope and Content

The Frank E. Detrick collection occupies over 3 linear feet and consists of 3 boxes containing 6 books and over 30 medical instruments and other realia. Therefore, the collection is broken down in 2 series: Books and Realia. The books included in the collection are primarily from Dr. Detrick's time as a student at the Medical College of Ohio. The realia collection includes a dissection kit that was probably utilized by Detrick in medical school, but is primarily generated from his medical practice in Quincy, Ohio. Notable items include his medical bag, armamentarium, hand-held exam light, and both the interior and exterior signs from his office.


  • 1901-1939


Language of Materials

The records are in English

Biography of Frank E. Detrick

From a hand-written obituary, Dr. Frank E. Detrick was born October 20, 1876 in Pleasant Township, near DeGraff, Ohio. After his public and high school education, he entered the Medical College of Ohio in 1902 and graduated in 1906. Shortly thereafter, he started a practice in the small community of Quincy Ohio, where he served as a general practitioner for 34 years until illness forced him to retire in 1940. Dr. Detrick died on March 4, 1941. The handwritten obituary also noted that Dr. Detrick was "highly esteemed and well liked as a Doctor, neighbor, and friend. He was one of Logan County's prominent physicians." According to his Ohio State Medical Journal obituary, Detrick was a member of both the Ohio State Medical Association as well as the American Medical Association. Surviving family members noted were "his widow (Ida M. Whitmore Detrick), three sons (Ralph, Gerald, and Max), two sisters (Lola Carmony and Lida Detrick), and a brother (Clarence Detrick)."


3 Linear Feet


The collection consists of the medical instruments, realia, and books primarily from Dr. Frank E. Detrick's medical office.

Statement of Arrangement

The box arrangement adheres to the original order of the unprocessed collection.

Guide to the Frank E. Detrick Collection
Edited Full Draft
Finding aid prepared by Veronica Buchanan
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Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the University of Cincinnati, Health Sciences Library, Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions Repository

Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library
231 Albert Sabin Way
Cincinnati Ohio 45267-0574