HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID
RG1414.AM: Leander B. Smith, 1846-1922
Records: 1878-1912; 1942
Fremont, Dodge County, Nebraska: Physician
Size: One folder
Leander B. Smith, son of Isaac O. and Sarah (Bunnell) Smith, was born near Vosburg, Pennsylvania, on January 27, 1846. He moved to Fremont, Nebraska in 1867, where he worked for his uncles in a general merchandise business and a drug store. In 1878 Smith married Cora May Albertson. That same year he graduated from the Keokuk (Iowa) College of Physicians and Surgeons. From that time until his retirement in 1915, Smith practiced medicine in and about Fremont. For a number of years he also owned a drug store. At the end of his career, Dr. Smith estimated that he had delivered over 2100 babies over three generations. Dr. Leander B. Smith died in Fremont on November 19, 1922.
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE
This collection consists of one folder containing two volumes of Dr. Leander B. Smith’s medical records, 1878-1912. The first volume covers births for those years. The entries show date of birth, parent’s name (usually the father), town, whether the child is black or white, sex, time of birth, whether or not full-term, and notes. The second volume, 1888-1892, records non-obstetric cases from those years. Entries include date, patients’ names, age, town of residence, illness, and remarks. Other items in the collection include clippings and letters from patients delivered by Dr. Smith who are seeking birth information.
Dodge County (Nebraska) -- History
Fremont (Nebraska) -- History
Medicine -- Nebraska
Obstetrics -- Nebraska
Physicians -- Nebraska -- Dodge County
Physicians -- Nebraska -- Fremont
Smith, Leander B., 1846-1922