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South Carolina Dental Association Logo

The South Carolina Dental Association was established in 1869. Among its early purposes was to advocate against quack dental practitioners who lured clients with deceptive advertising. In 1875, the SCDA achieved passage in the SC General Assembly of the state’s first dental practice act which called for the election of a board of examiners authorized …


Cover of 1921 Charleston Sanitary Survey on black background

The survey is a summary of public health conditions and challenges in Charleston County in the early 1920s. Areas addressed include child and maternal health; the condition of housing, schools, and jails; sanitation and water supply; communicable diseases such as typhoid, malaria, smallpox, venereal diseases, and others; and more. Statistical reports and observations are included.


Pee Dee District Dental Society of South Carolina typed in cursive font

The Pee Dee District Dental Society Records, 1933-1988, consist of one volume of recorded minutes, treasurer’s reports, membership records, and added correspondence and newspaper clippings which document the society’s activities. Included are summaries of papers and discussions presented to the society at its regular meetings. Membership lists and financial documentation are recorded. Actions taken by …


Cover of MUSC Bulletin, featuring logo, green background with dark text

The MUSC Bulletin is an official publication of the Medical University of South Carolina primarily for students. Beginning in 1825 as a simple list of Medical College students, graduates, and faculty, the Bulletin expanded over time to include additional information about the curriculum, facilities, hospital access and privileges, fees, and admission and graduation requirements. Over …


Cover of set of MUSC Board of Trustees minutes, black writing on green background

The Board of Trustees files, beginning in 1824, document the administration of the university, hospital, and the six colleges including: actions, budgets, congressional bills, elections, and concerns. The Medical University Board of Trustees Minutes contains information regarding various events within the hospital and the college between 1847 through 2012. The majority of the collection is …


Dr. Catherine McCottry seated at desk.

The Dr. Catherine M. McCottry Collection, c. [1932-2012] consists of materials about the educational career, professional achievements, and practice in obstetrics and gynecology of Dr. Catherine M. McCottry. Dr. McCottry was the first African-American female physician to practice obstetrics and gynecology in Charleston, South Carolina, and as a physician, integrated Charleston-area hospitals.


Levi Kibler's name and the year 1844 handwritten on envelope

The Levi Kibler Letters Received, 1844 and undated, consist of two items: a handwritten letter to Dr. Kibler from Dr. M. R. King of New York and an undated letter written by an unknown author. The first letter, 1844, is a request for payment for dental instruments and filling materials which had been sent to …


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The Powderhorn was a bi-yearly magazine written and edited by students intended to replace the Carolana yearbook, which had seen a steady decline in interest from students willing to generate content and publish a traditional yearbook each year. In fact, the Carolana yearbook publication lapsed for seven years, from 1982 to 1989, and only published …


Group photo of SCSHA meeting

The South Carolina Speech-Language-Hearing Association (SCSHA) is a professional association for Audiologists (AUDs), Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs), and Speech-Language Pathology Assistants (SLPAs).  The professionals that are members of SCSHA provide speech, language, hearing, and swallowing evaluations and interventions that improve the lives of individuals with communication and swallowing disorders. The purpose of the organization is to …


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