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Accession Number: 2016.21.4

Physical Description: Doctor's office sign. Small, rectangular-shaped, metal sign. The sign has a gold-colored finish. Front has a black background with single line of gold lettering across the center. Gold border around the perimeter. There are small holes in the left and right edges to allow for mounting.

History of Object: This sign belonged to Dr. C.O. Hoover, a general practioner who practiced medicine in Kansas for 55 years. After receiving a diploma from the Eclectic Medical University of Kansas City, Missouri, in 1910, he treated patients in Overbrook for 14 years before moving to Quinter in 1925. Hoover also served as the Gove County health officer and the coroner. In 1957 he appeared on the television series "Wide, Wide World" in an episode titled "The House I Enter - A Television Portrait of the American Doctor." The show used two Kansas doctors to demonstrate how a Kansas plan provided small communities with topnotch medical care. Hoover died in 1973.

Date: Between 1910 and 1950

Dimensions (in cm): 6.50 (H) 25.00 (W)

Marks/Inscriptions: [front] DOCTOR'S OFFICE //

Index Terms

Associations and Subjects

    Use, Place of: Gove County (Kan.)
    Use, Place of: Osage County (Kan.)
    Use, Place of: Overbrook (Kan.)
    Use, Place of: Quinter (Kan.)
    Theme/topic: Medicine, Rural
    Individual: Hoover, Charles Oliver, 1881-1973

Status: Cataloged

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