Publication information: 1849-1876
0.5 linear feet (1 volume in 1 box)
Ledger of business accounts of Dr. Adolph Reuss, St. Clair county, Illinois, showing accounts of medical practice including dispensary costs, possibly as a pharmacist working out of the St. Clair Drug store Belleville, Illinois. Apparently a credit system was employed and customers paid by goods and services in kind. Notes when cash was paid; prescriptions noted in medical shorthand. Ledger also shows house rent accounts, probably personal, collected by Dr. Reuss. One page states yearly total amount in outstanding bills owed, from 1853-1874. Medical practice included Belleville, St. Clair, Shiloh, Lebanon, O'Fallon and occasional calls in St. Louis. Miscellany laid in is now in two separate folders.
[Title and date of Item]. Adolph Reuss ledger. Washington University School of Medicine.
Adolph Reuss Papers, 1819-1875 at the Missouri Historical Society Library. http://www.mohistory.org/content/LibraryAndResearch/Download.
Illinois physician originally from Frankfurt who resided in St. Clair County near Shiloh. Adolphus Reuss (1804-1878) born in Frankfort on Main, Germany, was descended from a wealthy Dutch family on his father's side that formerly lived at Amsterdam, Holland. Adolphus Reuss received his medical degree from the University of Goettingen in 1825 and pursued medical studies at Paris and Berlin. He was in private practice in Frankfort until his emigration to America in 1832. He settled in St. Clair county on two hundred acres of wooded land near Shiloh after travels in Ohio, Iowa, Missouri and Illinois. He accumulated considerable property, and at his death owned four hundred and fifty acres of land. In addition to farming his land, he worked hard at his profession and secured a large private practice in a rural neighborhood through much hard labor and constant riding over the country. Source: "Adolphus Reuss, M.D.," History of St. Clair county, Illinois. Evansville, Ind.: Unigraphic, reprint 1977, p. 245-246 & plate