Norman L. Woodford MD Papers

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Norman L. Woodford MD Papers
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Collection Facts

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Historical Context

Norman Luther Woodford (1898-1985) was born in Marcellus and served in World War I before graduating from Syracuse University with a BS in 1919 and MD in 1921. His internship was at the Hospital of the Good Shepherd in Syracuse and, in 1922, he established a private practice at Union Springs and married Helen E. Welsh, with whom he had four daughters: Sarah Jean, Claire Marian, Norma Agnes, and Mary Elizabeth. After 1924, he was the Health Officer for several towns in Cayuga County, including Aurelius, Sennett, Fleming, Springport, and Union Springs. From 1944 to 1968, he served as the coroner for Cayuga County and was a member of the staffs of Mercy Hospital and Auburn City Hospital. Dr. Woodford was the Union Springs School doctor from 1930 to 1968 and was a member of the Union Springs Board of Education from 1931 to 1955. His memberships included the American Medical Association, the New York State Medical Society, and the Cayuga County Medical Society, Past Vice President.

Scope of Collection

This collection contains documents on the influenza epidemic of 1918 from Norman L. Woodford, who graduated from Syracuse University College of Medicine in 1921 and was a Health Officer and Coroner of Cayuga County.